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16 Best Ways to Stop Bug Bites From Itching, According to Doctors

Whether you were bitten by a mosquito, tick, or spider, these remedies will help you find relief.

You can use all the insect repellents and try every method for preventing bug bites and still occasionally find a mystery welt or two—especially during summer. At that point, you’re forced to treat the lingering symptoms—and whether you’re dealing with a tick bite, spider bite, or a mosquito bite, you probably have the urge to scratch it. So, you find yourself needing to know how to stop bug bites from itching—and fast. Luckily, there are a number of ways to mitigate the itch, and even methods to prevent bites in the first place.


Ahead, experts explain everything you need to know about bug bite treatments, prevention, and when to see a doctor for more troublesome sores.

Read the full article by Madeleine Haase and Ardenis Perez on Prevention's website here.

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June 12, 2024

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