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How to treat itchiness due to insect bite? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Sep-2014
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hello Doctor, good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:My kid (3 years) has some insect bites on back
Doctor:ok
User:it's very itchy and he's getting restless
User:would you please suggest some ointment for this?
Doctor:You can apply hydrocortisone 0.1% cream for itch relief
User:ok
Doctor:You can also try nail polish remover
Doctor:Use mosquito repellent cream on his skin
User:ok...will that work on red bumps caused because of those bites?
Doctor:Odomos will help in preventing future bites
Doctor:Nail polish remover may help by dissolvingvenom
Doctor:It sometimes work
User:ok
User:ok
User:thank you doctor :)
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Hydrocortisone is to be applied only on the rash
Doctor:Not on normal skin
User:ok
Doctor:Thanks
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