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  1. harlem137

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Dec 14 2011 11:58:13
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    I got an awful row of 3 bites on my face two days ago. I've been using benadryl and hydrocortisone cream, and even took a benadryl pill, but they're still quite red. Any advice on treating the redness and swelling? I'm afraid to show my face in public.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Dec 14 2011 14:41:39
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    Pure tea tree oil works well for me. Try it elsewhere on your skin first, though. Some people may have allergic reactions.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Dec 14 2011 17:50:47
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    I am NOT a medical doctor but can share related information based upon experience.

    Bites to the face can be troublesome for a variety of reasons.

    Excessive abrasion of these areas due to scratching of bites can result in worsening the condition which may also lead to infection and subsequent scarring.

    In severe cases surgical repair (i.e. plastic surgery) has been indicated.

    Whie there are many who may offer advice and suggestions based upon their own experience, please consider seeking suitable medical advice from your physician or dermatologist for your condition.

    good luck, paul b.

  4. harlem137

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    Plastic surgery!?! These won't go away on their own???

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    Wed Dec 14 2011 19:30:19
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    Are you sure these are bites and not pimples/white heads? I got a few pimples which scared the hell out of me, but later on once it "matured" i was able to remove the whitehead which got me down from the panic level once again.

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    There are three that show up in a row and are the size of dimes. My pimples have never been that huge or that red and firm before.


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