wash the affected area with soap and water. apply a cold compress (such as a flannel or cloth cooled with cold water) or an ice pack to any swelling for at least 10 minutes. raise or elevate the affected area if possible, as this can help reduce swelling. avoid scratching the area, to reduce the risk of infection.
What do you do after a bug bite?
AdvertisementMove to a safe area to avoid more bites or stings.If needed, remove the stinger.Wash the area with soap and water.Apply a cool compress. Apply 0.5 or 1 percent hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion or a baking soda paste to the bite or sting several times daily until your symptoms go away. •Feb 17, 2018
How do you heal a bug bite fast?
In this article, we examine six treatments that could bring quick relief.Ice. Cold temperatures slow the rate of inflammation. Antihistamines. Share on Pinterest Applying a topical antihistamine to a bite may help treat itching. Hydrocortisone. Concentrated heat. Aloe vera. Honey.