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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a good topical anesthetic for itching of mosquito bites?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. I like to use it cold, so i store it in the fridge. Works really well to stop itch before bed and get a good nights sleep. You can also take oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but they can make you sleepy. Non sedating, like Claritin don't work as well for itch imo.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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