After washing, wipe the area with rubbing alcohol or
Trim fingernails to prevent scratching, which
can lead to infection.
Do not break any blisters that
If a bite becomes irritated, apply an antibiotic ointment,
such as bacitracin or polymyxin B sulfate, and cover it with an adhesive
bandage. The ointment will keep the bite from sticking to the bandage.
Note: Stop using the ointment if the skin under the
bandage begins to itch or a rash develops. The ointment may be causing a skin