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Davyboy 11-04-2012 10:06 PM

Advice on insect bite
 
Down my daughters stables on Friday afternoon. Got bit on the finger by what I think is a horse fly. Have had many bites in the past by them, however this one has taken a turn for the worst. Any ideas for treatment have cut into it thinking it would drain but it has not happened. Finger is twice its normal size. Any home remedies you may have would be appreciated

AsSeenOnTV 11-04-2012 10:12 PM

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primer1 11-04-2012 10:13 PM

Soaking in Epson salts can provide some relief and prevent infection. Shoot horseflies with .22 shotshells.

Davyboy 11-04-2012 10:15 PM

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It looks quite nasty

AsSeenOnTV 11-04-2012 10:16 PM

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Sonic82 11-04-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Davyboy (Post 1001856)
horse fly.

I find Horseflys to cause my hands to blow up like baseball mitts. But, it's more of an allergic reaction with me. Sounds like something different. Spider, Bee Sting?

Chainfire 11-04-2012 10:18 PM

Is the finger infected, or just a reaction to the bite or sting. If it is infected it may be time for the walk-in center. Otherwise, ice and and Benadryl. I like the benadryl spray.

Where I live we have things that sting the hell out of you. (Yellow Jackets come to mind) Then there are always spider bites that can get nasty.

KG7IL 11-04-2012 10:20 PM

Civil War Medicine: Cut it off and cauterize it.
Modern Medicine: See a doctor.
Alternative Medicine: Place a Pyramid on it and surround it with crystals.
Home Remedies: Go to the Feed Store and get some antibiotic and drink it like a chicken, clean up the wound and keep it clean with neosporin.

Unless money is a BIG issue, go with Modern Medicine

edited to givie a +1 to the Benadryl.

Sonic82 11-04-2012 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by KG7IL (Post 1001882)
+1 to the Benadryl.

and or calamine lotion.


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