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"Antihistamines, such as Benadryl tablets or spray are one of the the best choices to use when you have been bitten by a mosquito. This helps reduce any inflammation and redness."
"Witch hazel works great as the astringent to decrease any irritation and itching. Usually known to help sunburn, aloe works great for bug bites as well."
"Cortisone cream or spray works great for minimizing itching and inflammation. Simply rub on the bite for immediate relief."
"I also like to recommend using ice and cool compresses as they help to prevent swelling, inflammation and itching."

"For prevention, it’s best to use a bug spray before going outside!"

Ed note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends products that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus and/or para-menthane-diol.