– Insect bites: ouch! Whenever it happens, whether in the back yard, on a picnic in the park or during a nice walk in the woods, an insect bite or sting can spoil an otherwise enjoyable time in the outdoors. What seems like simply an annoying part of being outside can cause a lot of discomfort. There is no reason to let bug bites bother you: there are many options available to relieve annoying and uncomfortable insect bites and stings.
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Many of our itch and rash products can bring quick relief from discomfort and possibly protect from the potential of skin infections that sometimes result from scratching the itch of an insect bite.
From the mosquitoes and black flies in the spring to the ticks, chiggers, horseflies and fire ants in the summer and fall - not to mention the occasional hornet or yellow jacket nest we accidently discover in our yards - getting an insect bite or sting can really dampen our spirits. When that happens, the substance that most insects inject into our skin causes an itch or a rash that can be very annoying and even painful. Counteract those symptoms by applying a first aid product to the site of the bite or sting. The soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients help to address the discomfort associated with an insect bite. An anti-itch salve can help reduce inflammation and stinging. The itching feeling that comes with an insect bite can also lead to scratching - it's hard not to scratch a painful bug bite spot - but scratching that painful itch can lead to broken, compromised skin, which can result in an infection. Any skin break can be a potential area of bacterial infection and even future scars. Using a soothing ointment can help you avoid picking and scratching at your bites.
Enjoy the Outdoors with Confidence
Even the best insect repellent doesn't seem to keep all the bugs away. Sooner or later, it seems, an insect bite or sting will happen. When it does, use the best medicine and health products available to help relieve the itch and reduce inflammation. There are so many options of insect bite solutions, including ointments, gels, sprays, patches and even analgesic tablets. Choose whichever fits your needs and comfort. You can carry your favorite product with you, whenever you head out to enjoy the great outdoors. Even if the bugs bite, you'll be ready to take care of it right away and still have fun.
Be sure to see your doctor if your bite doesn’t heal or becomes infected.
This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels. In addition, if you are taking medications, herbs, or other supplements you should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter medication as they may interact with other medications, herbs, and nutritional products. If you have a medical condition, including if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your physician before taking these products. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.
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