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5 Ways to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites!

5 Ways to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites!

Summer’s a time to soak up the sun—and for the mosquitoes to eat you alive!

1. Applying ice to the area is a good step in decreasing swelling, redness and discomfort.

2.To minimize exposure, “avoid bright-colored clothing and strong perfumes and try to wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible.If you end up wearing shorts more than pants, consider using bug spray that contains DEET.

3. Try to avoid standing near calm, shaded areas or areas of standing water, and if you have flower pots or other containers outside with standing water, drain them.

4.It may be difficult to distinguish the infection from a reaction to the bite, but if fever or chills are present, the area of redness continues to spread, or drainage begins to occur from the site, a health care provider should be consulted.

5.It’s true that your chances of being seriously harmed by a mosquito bite are low, you might want to put bug spray on your list of items to take on your hiking adventures this summer.

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