First Aid FAQ's

How do you stop bug bites from itching?

Most bug bites clear up in a few hours to a few days. Try to avoid scratching an insect bite, which can make it worse and lead to infection. Instead, try ice to relieve the itch. Apply a cold pack to the bite for 10 minutes and repeat as needed.

Over-the-counter anti-itch remedies or calamine lotion can also help to soothe an itchy bug bite. Or you can make a paste of baking soda and a little water. Apply it to the area for 10 minutes, then wipe it off.

For more severe itching, an antihistamine like Benadryl can help.

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