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How can you take the swelling out of mosquito bites?

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry
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In brief: Apply antihistamine

The swelling is the result of an allergic reaction.
Apply either hydrocortizone cream(10%) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. If you have many bites you can also take 25 to 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in oral form but it will make you quite drowsy.

In brief: Apply antihistamine

The swelling is the result of an allergic reaction.
Apply either hydrocortizone cream(10%) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. If you have many bites you can also take 25 to 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in oral form but it will make you quite drowsy.
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Mosquito bites

Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area.
Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching.

In brief: Mosquito bites

Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area.
Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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