How to take care of insect bites, sunburn and more


Yep, the cartoonist who inked this strip sure had that right! Mosquitoes suck!


Mosquitoes and other insects can make your summertime outings less enjoyable especially when they bite you.That itch can not only be unpleasant but can also get infected if you scratch it.


According to WebMD there is something in the mosquitoes spit that causes the small itchy welt wherever the pesky thing decided to bite you. The article went on to say that for most people, the bite will be better after a few hours, but for some people who are more sensitive, the symptoms could last for days.


They suggest not scratching that itch. But that is much easier said than done. However, what happens when you do scratch it is that you create openings in your skin that "allow bacteria in and cause infection."