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Suggest treatment for swollen penis post red ant bite

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Dr. Vignan Rachabattuni

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in Penis Problems
Question: Hello sir ,
Today early morning I got bitten by red ant on my pensis , till now swelling not been reduce what can I do further , can u advice me a cream or medicine
Answered by Dr. Vignan Rachabattuni 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Home remedy for insect bites

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to HCM. I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

I think that you have an allergic reaction to an insect bite. You can try the following to help you:
Ice the area to reduce the swelling and numb the area
Use calamine lotion on the area to reduce the itching and the rash
Certain antihistamines and local anesthetics can help but a doctor needs to prescribe them

You should see a doctor immediately if you:
Develop a fever
Get a skin infection
Symptoms become worse
And if the itching stays for more than 3 days.

I hope I have answered your query. Please post a follow up if you have more quesions.
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