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How to remove mosquito bites?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Decrease bite Sx's

Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area.
Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. 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 for itching.

In brief: Decrease bite Sx's

Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area.
Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. 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 for itching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not possible

Although topical cortisone may work but would not work overnight.
Injecting the area with kenalog (triamcinolone) may, but it would be like swatting a fly with a hammer.

In brief: Not possible

Although topical cortisone may work but would not work overnight.
Injecting the area with kenalog (triamcinolone) may, but it would be like swatting a fly with a hammer.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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