Insect bites are very common in the summer time; however they can occur at any time of the year.  

 

Symptoms of insect bites and stings

  • Redness and itching of the skin
  • Local swelling of the skin
  • Blister like lesions or even a hives type of reaction 
  • The insect bite might become infected by a bacterial infection

 

Treatment of insect bites and stings 

Treatment for insect bites will depend on your symptoms and can include

  • Steroid creams 
  • Steroid cream plus antibiotic cream or anti-itch cream
  • Antihistamines for the itching 
  • Calamine cream to cool the skin and provide relief 
  • Antibiotics for any infection 

To speak with a practitioner about insect bites and stings treatment contact us today.