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Could you tell me what's the best way to make this bug bite go away and stop itching?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Tips

To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion.
Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine.

In brief: Tips

To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion.
Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine.
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Antihistamines and..

Antihistamine pills such as Allegra (fexofenadine), zyrtec (ceterizine) and Claritin (loratadine) help to reduce the itch.
Don't put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on your skin. If you use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take it in pill form. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone are also helpdul to reduce the swelling and inflammation.

In brief: Antihistamines and..

Antihistamine pills such as Allegra (fexofenadine), zyrtec (ceterizine) and Claritin (loratadine) help to reduce the itch.
Don't put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on your skin. If you use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take it in pill form. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone are also helpdul to reduce the swelling and inflammation.
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