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Insect bite /Allergy. Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If it too much itchy and red, you can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Other otc creams are: calmoseptine, itch-x, etc. You also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days.