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Rashes behind the ear with swelling. What are these?

Hi there I Have a Problem , There is ( Afew Bite Marks behind my Left Ear Includeing 2 Bites in my Lower HairLine ) Behind my Left Ear , I Have had these Marks for up to 2 Weeks now , And 1 is Begining to Rash Up alittle in the past 3 Days , I m Unsure what this may be , I will also Include that 1 is Swelling up alittle into a small Bump .
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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I would be pleased to answer your question .

From the description of the lesions they seem to be either reaction to an insect bite which is probably infected at the moment .

Here is what will help:

1. Clobetasol propionate cream + Mupirocin cream: Mix and apply over the affected area twice a day for 14 days then switch to Fluticasone propionate cream once at night for 2-4 weeks. The specialist to see will be a dermatologist and he or she can prescribe these for you. Nothing over the counter will help much, the only product with some benefit is 1% Cortizone cream.

2. Tab Claritin 10 mg twice a day for 14 days, then once a day for 6-8 weeks. Initially the dose can be increased to 2 tablets taken twice a day if there is insufficient relief in itching.

3. Sarna sensitive lotion can be used 2-3 times a day to give further relief from itching. This can be continued even when the above creams have been stopped.

4. Avoid scratching the affected areas as much as possible. This is most important. Whenever it is not bearable soak a towel in ice cold water and keep it on the affected areas or apply the Sarna sensitive lotion.

Lastly keep the affected areas as well moisturized as possible with a moisturizer of your choice.

NOTE: 1% Cortizone cream, Claritin and Sarna lotion can be bought without a prescription.

Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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