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What should i put on insect bites?

For bites that have been scratched and now are either raw or scabbing over and red? What is the best thing to put on. I have the benedryl spray and cream for itch relief but it doesn't say anythign about it healing them? Should i get neosporin for that? What should i use for the healing part?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Health

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  • I would jsut leave it alone unless it looks like it is getting infected and then use the neosporin.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 1:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • crush an asprin tablet and mix it with a TINY amount of water to make a paste and put it on there. It's AMAZING.
    RyleeMendez

    Answer by RyleeMendez at 1:51 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • There is a tube thing called After Bite and it takes the itch out. Otherwise, I would just let it alone. If it looks like it is getting infected, then try neosporine or ask the doc what else can be done.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:05 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Apple cider vinegar (ACV) wiped on your skin will keep bugs away. No need for potentially toxic repellants!

    Baking soda Make a paste using a teaspoon of baking soda and a little water, and apply to the sting. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. The alkalinity of the baking soda has a cooling effect and will neutralize the acid of the sting. Can also be used for pets.

    Mix equal parts of baking soda and vinegar into a paste and apply to the sting.
    Bananas Rub the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Some people experience amazing results at reducing swelling and irritation.

    Calamine lotion will ease the itch.

    Egg This remedy is useful for stings. Carefully peel the membrane from inside a raw eggshell and place it over the area that has been stung. Allow to completely shrivel and dry. This will pull out the stinger and help clear up the redness and swelling which causes severe itching and pain.

    peggy353

    Answer by peggy353 at 5:49 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Tea Tree Oil...works well, it's a natural healer
    LovingLifeMom2

    Answer by LovingLifeMom2 at 6:21 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

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