How To Treat Your Bug Bites When They Won’t Stop Itching

How To Treat Your Bug Bites When They Won’t Stop Itching

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  • Date: 28-Jul-2021
  • Source: Huffpost
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Country: Gulf
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How To Treat Your Bug Bites When They Won’t Stop Itching

You spray yourself with bug spray or fire up a citronella candle before your outdoor BBQ, but sometimes those pesky little bugs can still find you.

When a bug like a mosquito bites you, it injects a bit of saliva. The saliva contains compounds that prevent the blood from clotting and keep the immune system at bay for a bit while they feed. Eventually the immune response does kick in ― long after the bug flies away ― which triggers the itch.

So how can you control that itch? Scratching a bug bite might provide temporary relief, but experts warn it can make the itch even worse. And a quick Google search will yield lots of DIY remedies, but not all of them actually work.

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