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I have an infected Horse Fly bite on my forehead. The bite

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I have an infected Horse Fly bite on my forehead. The bite occurred 4 days ago I SAW MY g P yesterday and was prescribed 500g Amoxicillin tablets. Since I saw the doctor the bite has increased in size three times. The area is very hot and itches like mad. I called 111 but the call back is 6 hours which is not satisfactory. I am running a slight temperature but can't check precisely what it is. I am keeping hydrated with cold water sips. Apart from seeing my G P again in three hours any other action to be taken please

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

You should take OTC Motrin and Claritin/Zyrtec which relieve your swelling,fever,pain,burning sensation.

You should apply cool compresses with ice cube wrapped in a cotton cloth for 5-10 minutes on bite.

Then let it dry and apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream mixed with Bacitracin ointment.

You can try such self care measures until you see your doctor.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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