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How To Treat Bug Bites The Way Dermatologists Do At Home

Face it, you’re delicious. That’s why bugs swarm around whenever you’re near, and why a few hours in the great outdoors can make you feel like an easy target for every creepy crawler that’s buzzing by. When you get home and see all those red marks, you know you’re in for an itchy and uncomfortable few days.

Even though they know lots of things about skin, dermatologists get bug bites, too. Here’s what they say about dealing with an uncomfortable situation now — and perhaps avoiding it in the future.

Continue reading to learn more about preventing bug bites, written by Julie Kendrick.


June 29, 2024

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Julie Kendrick

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Julie Kendrick is a freelance writer who lives in Minneapolis. Follow her on Twitter @KendrickWorks.

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