Treat deer fly bites by cleaning the affected area with soap and water, according to Real Simple. For pain, apply ice to the area in 15-minute intervals throughout the day. If needed, an over-the-counter bug-bite remedy helps to quell the pain and prevent scratching, which can lead to a secondary infection. If bleeding or pain continue after a deer fly bite, see a doctor for treatment.Know More
Deer flies can transmit a rare bacterial infection called tularemia, or rabbit fever, according to Healthline. This infection causes skin ulcers, headaches and fevers and can be fatal if left untreated. Tularemia is treatable using antibiotics.
Deer flies are typically about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch long and tend to live near lakes, swamps and pools, according to Healthline. The wings of deer flies have brown and black bands on them, and the flies often have green or yellow eyes.
Deer flies can be avoided by spraying the body and clothing with insect repellent containing Deet when the flies are present, according to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. In most areas, deer flies are only a problem for small stretches throughout the summer months and typically only feed during the day.Learn More
Topical treatments for ant bites include apple-cider vinegar, ice, aloe vera, tea-tree oil, calamine, soap and aspirin, according to FindHomeRemedy. Some other remedies are toothpaste, tea bags, salt, alcohol and baking soda.Full Answer >
According to FleaBites.net, bites from fleas typically require a few weeks to fully heal. The time it takes for flea bites to heal is heavily dependent on how sensitive a person is to them.Full Answer >
If a tick's head breaks off during removal, it should be treated as a splinter and removed with a pair of tweezers, advises the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Sears recommends pinching the area of skin where the tick head is embedded between the thumb and forefinger and scraping the skin with a sterilized razor blade or the edge of a scalpel.Full Answer >
Toothpaste eases the pain in a bee sting because the glycerin dries up the venom latent inside the area of the sting. Combining toothpaste with ice on the area around the sting eases the pain for many people after about 20 minutes, according to Mother Earth News.Full Answer >