Insect Bites Topic Guide

Insect Bites Insect Bites: Insect stings and bites are common. Common symptoms include:
  • pain,
  • swelling,
  • redness, and
  • itching.
Treatment of insect stings and bites depends on the type of insect. Some may require home remedies such as anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics, and in some cases, surgery.

Insect Bites Topic Guide - Visuals

Insect Bites Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine, And Phenylephrine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer...learn more »

calamine (topical) Calamine (topical)

Calamine topical (for the skin) is used to treat itching and skin irritation caused by chicken pox, insect bites or stings, measles, eczema, sunburn, poison ...learn more »

promethazine (oral) Promethazine (oral)

Promethazine is in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Promethazine a...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

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