Reaction to Insect Stings Swelling
Home treatment for allergic swelling includes:
- Avoid substances that cause the allergic reaction.
- Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the rash, such as Cortizone 10 or Cortaid Maximum Strength. Apply the cream four times a day for 10-14 days
- Take prescription medications as directed.
- Nonprescription antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, can help control itching. Adults may take 25 to 50 mg of Benadryl every four to six hours.
- Cool compresses or cool bats may reduce swelling.
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