Insect Bite Treatments West Des Moines IA

Find top doctors who perform Insect Bite Treatments in West Des Moines, IA. Whether you’re seeking treatment or looking to schedule a preventative screening, we can connect you with the best dermatologists near you in West Des Moines, IA.

Local Businesses

Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Pc

(515) 263-9696
1301 Pennsylvania Ave – Ste 213
Des Moines, IA 50316

Koch, Brenton B – Carithers & Koch Facial Plstc

(206) 598-6465
535 40Th St # 12
Des Moines, IA 50936

Holley A Bermel

(515) 265-4211
840 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316

Carithers & Koch Facial Plstc

(515) 277-5555
135 S Gibson St
Des Moines, IA 50312

Bergman Ronald S Dr Do Pc

2000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Randall Maharry

(515) 243-8676
1212 Pleasant St Ste 406
Des Moines, IA 50309

The Spa At The Firehouse

(515) 277-4984
535 40Th St
Des Moines, IA 50312

Bregman Cosmetic Surgery

2000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Hart, Kathy – Iowa Clinic Ear Nose Throat

(206) 341-0895
3901 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA 50936

John William Holtze

(515) 241-8660
1221 Pleasant St – Ste 500
Des Moines, IA 50309

Scott Shumway

(515) 247-8400
1840 Post Rd Ste 7
Des Moines, IA 50314

Renzo, Diane – Bergman Cosmetic Surgery & Spa

(206) 543-3825
2000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50936

Porto, Dennis P – Porto Dennis P

(515) 222-0677
2801 Westhill Dr
Des Moines, IA 50301

Aesthetic Centre

1039 5Th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314

Colman Robert A

(515) 244-7229
1212 Pleasant St – Ste 110
Des Moines, IA 50309

Carithers, Jeffrey S – Carithers & Koch Facial Plstc

(515) 277-5555
425 Pine Ridge Blvd # 205
Des Moines, IA 50301

Ent Clinic Of Iowa Pc

(206) 598-4288
601 E Locust St # 201
Des Moines, IA 50936

Hair Restoration Institute Of Iowa

2000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

William Dale Franks

(515) 643-8045
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA 50314

Scott Matthew Shumway


Des Moines, IA 50314

Insect Bite Treatments FAQ in West Des Moines, IA

How do I stop itching at night?

Using a humidifier in your home. Regularly applying moisturizer to your skin throughout the day and before bed. Wearing soft clothing to bed, like cotton material. Getting your body ready for bed by removing stress or anxiety (limiting screen time, meditating, yoga).

How long do bug bites stay red and swollen?

Most insect bites are itchy for several days. Any pinkness or redness usually lasts 3 days. The swelling may last 7 days. Insect bites of the upper face can cause severe swelling around the eye.

What is the best antihistamine for insect bites?

cetirizine (Zyrtec) desloratadine (Clarinex) fexofenadine (Allegra) levocetirizine (Xyzal) loratadine (Alavert, Claritin)

What kind of bite causes severe swelling?

Insects that can trigger allergic reactions include mosquitos, kissing bugs, bees, wasps and fire ants. A typical reaction for those who are not allergic may include pain, swelling and redness that’s confined to the sting or bite area. But if you’re having an allergic reaction, the symptoms may be more severe.

How do I know if my bug bite is infected?

A wide area of redness around the bite. Swelling around the bite. Pus. Increasing pain. Fever. Chills. Feeling of warmth around the bite. Long red line extending out from the bite.

How long do bite lumps last?

It may develop immediately after being bitten. A wheal lasts about two hours but is often followed by a small itchy solid lump which develops up to 24 hours later. This can last for several days before fading away.

When should I be worried about an insect bite?

a large area (around 10cm or more patch of skin) around the bite becomes red and swollen. you have symptoms of a wound infection, such as pus or increasing pain, swelling or redness. you have symptoms of a more widespread infection, such as a high temperature, swollen glands and other flu-like symptoms.

What can I put on my skin to stop insect bites?

Deet based insect repellents are widely seen as the most effective. Wash mosquito bites with soap and warm water. Antihistamine tablets and topical creams, anti-itch creams and applying an ice pack to the bites should provide relief from itching.

How long does an insect bite lump last?

Large localised reaction (LLR) The swelling will usually last longer than 48 hours, but should start to go down after a few days. This can be painful, but the swelling won’t be dangerous unless it affects your airways.

How do you tell if you’ve been bitten by a bed bug?

The bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea — a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. The bite marks may be random or appear in a straight line. Other symptoms of bed bug bites include insomnia, anxiety, and skin problems that arise from profuse scratching of the bites.

Does toothpaste help with bug bites?

Toothpaste Why it Works: A dab of toothpaste on the bite will act as an astringent, drawing itchy venom from the wound as it dries. Menthol in the toothpaste will also provide a “cooling” sensation that will occupy the nerves in the same way ice does, relieving discomfort.

How long should a bite be swollen?

The symptoms will normally improve within a few hours or days, although sometimes they can last a little longer. Some people have a mild allergic reaction and a larger area of skin around the bite or sting becomes swollen, red and painful. This should pass within a week.

Can you get sepsis from an infected insect bite?

If the bacterial infection is left untreated, it can spread to your lymph nodes and eventually get into your bloodstream, possibly even your tissues and bones. This is a condition called a systemic bacterial infection. It’s also known as sepsis.