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How do you treat black fly bites on dogs?
- Wash the dog bites with mild soap diluted with warm water, pat it dry.
- Add a small amount of Neosporin to the bites. Let the Neosporin dry and prevent your dog from licking it.
- Wrap an ice pack in paper towels and apply to your dog’s fly bites to relieve any swelling.
What is good for fly bites on dogs? Gently clean the affected area with warm water and a mild soap. It is best to keep the dog inside as much as possible while the wounds heal. When the dog is outside protect the ears with a petroleum product. Neosporin is most recommended.
How do you treat black fly bites? A cold compress reduces swelling and irritation following a black fly bite. Put the cold compress on your skin for 10 minutes a few times a day. Do not put ice directly on your skin. Instead, make a cold compress out of ice in a plastic bag or a cloth soaked in icy water.
What does a fly bite look like? Stable fly bites often feel like sharp needle pricks, and occur most often on the feet, ankles, behind the knees, and legs. Red rashes and small, raised red bumps are common at the bite mark.