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Feeling a Bit Stressed About Caterpillar Dermititis

Okay...Woke up with him on my chest at 5am on sunday; horrible burning rash, hives all over...

Went to hospital with the worm and doc said it must be a severely allergic reaction..Not a bite...

I got an iv of steroids but did not take the offered prescriptions and still have a nasty rash on my chest and neck...

Can anyone give me advice on simple cures that wont cost 250$?

I have read that an aspirin mask can help
thanks
matt
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replied January 1st, 2018
No, there is no natural measures that can effectively reduce the allergic and inflammatory responses associated with insect bites or allergic reactions.

Prescription medications including antihistamines and mast cell stabilisers help to reduce the symptoms associated with allergy.

Hence follow the treatment suggested by your doctors and you should feel better.


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