Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Insect Bite Home Care

Home care for insect bites or stings includes:

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Insect Bite Itching

Medications for itching in a person with insect bites or stings include:

Insect Bite Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have insect bites or stings, and any of the following:

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Last Updated: May 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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