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Suggest Treatment For Insect Bites

i have small tiny insects/fleas in the house which bite mostly around my ankle and feet sometimes on my back. These creatures are almost invisible to the human eye and these bites are extremely itchy and take a long time to heal. They have worsened since the past one month please advice. The bites look like small red dots which when scratched become big red round rash.
Mon, 8 Feb 2016
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Hi thanks for asking question.
The bitten site wash with soap and water frequently in day time.
The ice pack cover with cloth can be applied over affected site for 15 minute in 5 to 6 times a day.
Baking soda mixed with water can be applied over affected are to relieve inflammation.
Bromelain obtaine from pineapple available as tablet can be helpful.
Pepperment oil drop can be applied over affected bitten site to fasten healing.
If still no benefit then local antihistaminic cream or spray can be applied.
Oral antihistaminic also can be taken.
Try these measure for few days.Mostly it will help.
If still no benefit then further work up is done with use of steroid also needed.
I hope my suggestion will help you.
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Suggest Treatment For Insect Bites

Hi thanks for asking question. The bitten site wash with soap and water frequently in day time. The ice pack cover with cloth can be applied over affected site for 15 minute in 5 to 6 times a day. Baking soda mixed with water can be applied over affected are to relieve inflammation. Bromelain obtaine from pineapple available as tablet can be helpful. Pepperment oil drop can be applied over affected bitten site to fasten healing. If still no benefit then local antihistaminic cream or spray can be applied. Oral antihistaminic also can be taken. Try these measure for few days.Mostly it will help. If still no benefit then further work up is done with use of steroid also needed. I hope my suggestion will help you.