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How Do You Prevent Bug Bites?

It is the season we have all been waiting for! As soon as the temperatures warmed up, it was time for us to finally make our way outside. However, how many of you are already suffering from a number of bug bites as a result?

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale wants to offer you tips on how you can both prevent and treat bug bites this summer.

How Do You Prevent Summer Bug Bites?

You want your family to enjoy as much outdoor time as possible. Yet, when the bug bites start to attack, it is difficult to have fun when all you want to do is get rid of the itch.

Therefore, it is important to do what you can to avoid bug bites this season.

Ways to Prevent Bug Bites

  • Use insect repellent, especially around wooded areas or water.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Use bed nets.
  • Pay attention to outbreaks.
  • Avoid perfumes or scented body products when going outside.

How Can You Treat Bug Bites?

The last thing you want to do is itch and scratch all summer every time you are outdoors.

If you do happen to suffer a bug bite that causes an itch, try using an ice pack to help soothe your symptoms, as well as an OTC anti-itch cream. An oral antihistamine could also help to alleviate itching.

Other Ways to Treat Bug Bites

  • OTC hydrocortisone cream
  • Tea bags
  • Coconut oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Basil

Did you suffer from a really bad bug bite that isn't getting better? Visit the AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale team today to have it checked out.