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How do I prevent mosquito bites from itching?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Use anti-histamines

For bug bites, one can take over-the-counter claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine, which causes itching.
Putting Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for 3-5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on the bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites grow, ooze, or get painful, a doctor can evaluate.

In brief: Use anti-histamines

For bug bites, one can take over-the-counter claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine, which causes itching.
Putting Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for 3-5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on the bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites grow, ooze, or get painful, a doctor can evaluate.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cold

Cold compresses can e helpful, as well as soothing lotions and shake lotions such as calamine.
Bromelain orally can help insect bites resolve in 1-2 days.

In brief: Cold

Cold compresses can e helpful, as well as soothing lotions and shake lotions such as calamine.
Bromelain orally can help insect bites resolve in 1-2 days.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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