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Suggest remedies for itchy bites on the back

last night when I felt itchy on my back during sleep, tried to scratch it and felt painful like a bruise. Today i woke up with a few bites on my back, they are not that itchy or painful, but when I put Benadryl cream on, they were burning like crazy. Later I tried apple cider vinegar, it hurt like putting alcohol on a wound. Then after couple of minutes of applying apple cider vinegar, the worst one oozing yellow liquid. Now I just feel a little of pain on my back. What can be these bites?
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

As per your history, it may be due to allergic reactions.

For that you can apply hydrocortisone ointment locally.

Take tablet loratidine for itching.

Alternatively you can apply aloe Vera gel.

Maintain proper hygiene. Watch for symptoms like breathing difficulty, rashes, swelling..

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shyam B. Kale, General & Family Physician
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