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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have been bitten by something and it is driving me crazy because the itch will not stop have scratched my skin raw what do I do
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Antihistaminic and steroid antibiotic cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily and apply a steroid antibiotic combination cream like cortisone cream and neosporin ointment on the affected area twice daily for 5-7 days.
This will subside the bite reaction.
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Dr Asmeet
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