Treating mosquito bites

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(WTNH) — We are in the thick of mosquito season, and doctors have some simple ways to soothe that itchy bite.

The most simple thing to do is apply a cold compress for ten minutes. Calamine lotion creates a cooling sensation that should stop itching as well.

If those don’t work, try hydrocortisone cream. It contains small amounts of a chemical that reduces inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Lastly, preventing a bite is key. Cover up, use repellent, and be extra careful around dawn and dusk.

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