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Wellness: Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites
Source: HealthDay

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin a nice summer evening faster than being bitten by bugs.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to take the sting out of those itchy or painful bumps:

  • Use calamine lotion liberally, taking care to avoid the eyes and genitals.
  • Apply a cold compress to areas that are irritated.
  • For bee or wasp stings, soak a cloth in cold water and hold over the sting.
  • Promptly remove a stinger if stung by a bee to stem the release of venom.
  • Consult a doctor before applying any other treatments, or if itching is severe.

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