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  • Jun 19, 2006, 11:13 PM
    Christina Smith
    Healing Sores fast
    My daughter has bug bites and she won't stop picking them, long enough for them to heal up, the scars are getting bad! I have tried alomost every thing, need some help here please to get rid of the open wounds and start to heal the scars fast!
  • Jun 20, 2006, 12:17 AM
    Bug bites can be healed with an antibiotic cream or local antiseptic lotion. Other medications, including an oral antihistamine for itching, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), and/or pain medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, may also help. More extensive local reactions may sometimes require a short course of oral corticosteroids. If the sores don't heal, please consult your doctor.
  • Jun 20, 2006, 10:01 AM
    Christina Smith
    Thanks so much, does the corticosteriod cream prompte faster healing, also which is a good one to buy, and can I get it at the store, Thanks again!
  • Jun 20, 2006, 11:48 AM
    Cortizone 10, available from WalMart.
  • Jun 20, 2006, 09:51 PM
    You're welcome. Corticosteroids may be used to treat the itching and swelling associated with insect bites and stings. You will find it at most pharmacies. Ask your doctor if topical corticosteroids is right for your daughter.

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