(Closed) Help! Gigantic bug bite on my arm that keeps getting worse! :(

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Try cortisone cream.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you heat up a coffee mug of water in the microwave and hold the hot mug to the top of the bite.  I am alergic to mosquitos and this is what I need to do for most of my bites.  It draws the “poison” up to the top and then it will go away.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mix a little baking soda with water to make a paste. Paste it on that bad boy and let the sucker dry out.

It is supposed to alleviate the itch & reduce swelling. It is what my mom used when i would get stung by a wasp or hornet, which happened far too many times in my youth.. you would think a girl would learn haha.

HTH!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Can you get an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist?  Not to creep you out, but it might not be a mosquito bite – it coud be from a spider or a horsefly or any number of other bugs, so the conventional mosquito bite treatments might not be the most effective thing.  And if nothing else, he can probably give you a cortisone shot to take the swelling/redness down faster.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am with ChiCat on this one. Visit your doc or dermatologist. I am sure they can prescribe you something that will not only help with the swelling but also the itch. She is also absolutely right that it may not be a mosquito bite. So get it checked.

I know for one, I found out I am allergic to mosquitos. They easily flare up to be the size of quarters (or bigger) that eventually black & blue and even scar. Unfortunately, they love me too much. I had no joke about 25 mosquito bites for the wedding. Fortunately most of them stayed on my legs but a day before the wedding, I got two on my neck side by side as if I was bit by a vampire. Grrr!

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