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Good remedies for treating Deer Fly bites?

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Here in South Florida we have these awful Deer Flies that leave the most terrribly itchy bites.  They're small & slender and have golden-yellow bodies.  If these flies really do plague deer, I have to wonder how Bambi & his mother stayed so serene & happy.

The itch from these bites lasts for days and often I scratch my skin raw trying to get relief.  Does anyone know a good remedy for Deer Fly bites?
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You might try a homeopathic remedy .. APIS mellifica (Apis) , which is recommended for insect bites.


http://www.elixirs.com/apis.cfm


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I got approximately 8 of these horribly painful and itchy bites, and then began to develop an allergic  reaction.  I tried benedryl cream and pills and it did not work.

A friend told me to buy Dermaplast spray from the pharmacy. 

It worked miracles!!  Immediately began to reduce my pain and swelling!!  Now 3 days after using it, the bites are almost gone. I highly recommend keeping this around your home for any insect bites and minor burns as well.

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I have found that http://www.absorbinejr.com works great on insect bites!
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