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Medication for Insect bites - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: General Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   can u plz get that transcript back
Doctor :   nothing to worry
User :   about the mosquito bite
Doctor :   yes
User :   or i have to repeat again?
Doctor :   2
Avoid scratching. Although a mosquito bite should itch for only a few days, continual scratching will increase your discomfort and may prolong the itching
User :   ok
User :   any medication?
User :   because it looks odd
User :   and is also painful
Doctor :   u can take Tab.Dolo 650 mg for pain relief
Doctor :   it will reduce the swelling as well
Doctor :   if u do develop allergy like skin rash
Doctor :   u need to consult a physician
Doctor :   u may need anti allergic medication
User :   any ointment?
Doctor :   it is extremely rare
Doctor :   this would do fine
Doctor :   dont scratch the area of bite
Doctor :   Apply an ice pack or ice wrapped in a washcloth to the bite area.
User :   i have betnovate, soframycin and silverex at home
User :   can i use any of those?
Doctor :   dont apply any of these of now
Doctor :   swelling will come down
Doctor :   if the problem persists
Doctor :   u can consult a physician nearby
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i had already applied soframycin
User :   will it harm?
Doctor :   its anti biotic
User :   or shud i wash it off
User :   ?
Doctor :   let it be
Doctor :   dont apply next time
User :   ok doctor
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