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A 47-year-old female asked:

How do i stop getting gnat bites?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 37 years experience
Avoid fragrances: Gnats might be attracted to traces of fragrances on your body from personal care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and antiperspirant. Even laundry products could leave fragrance on your clothes. Use fragrance-free laundry and personal care products, and use bug repellant when you know you'll be outside.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does crossing gnat bites stop them itching?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
That's what I do :): Your question made me smile. I do the same thing with insect bites that are very itchy. I think it helps because what you are doing by using your fingernail to make a cross on the skin where it itches loads the nerve with a pain sensation which overpowers the itch receptors and helps relieves the itch.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me ways to stop gnat bites from itching?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Anti itch cream: Over the counter , Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
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