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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."

Can you avoid being bitten in the first place?

Certainly, but you will miss the prime fishing times!

The WebMD article listed the following steps to avoid being bitten.

  • Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, and in the early evening.

  • Wear long pants and long sleeves when you go outdoors.

  • Apply bug spray with DEET or picaridin to all exposed skin. (Not recommended by!)

  • Use screens on windows and doors to keep the bugs out.

You can also take steps to lower the mosquito population in your yard by getting rid of standing water which is where the mosquitoes lay their eggs and breed. That bird bath might be pretty but be sure to change the water out frequently. The birds will thank you and the mosquitoes won't be able to keep up if you change the water frequently.

But I already have been bitten. Now what do I do?

Well, there are several things you can do to reduce the itch. Again, WebMD suggested the following:

  • Wash the area with soap and water.

  • Apply calamine lotion or anti-itch cream.

  • Put an ice pack on the bite.

  • Take an over-the-counter antihistamine.

But what if there was a better, all-natural solution that would speed up the recovery time and be helpful in so many other ways, too? For example, if you were out helping your neighbors clean up after one of the storms that have been striking and you got a sunburn. Wouldn't it be nice to have a product that would help with the bug bites and the sunburn?

LastGerm has got you covered!

In our partnership with Pure&Clean, we can provide solutions to many of the problems that ail you. For example, the very versatile Pure&Clean Hydrogel can work wonders on your bug bits and sunburn and more. Check out the following about the product.

Pure&Clean Hydrogel Statements:

• Non-Cytotoxic • DIY Skin Protection • An environmentally friendly product • Doctor and Pharmacist Recommended • Works to manage the wound and skin, frequent and regular applications will help accelerate the process and return your skin back to its normal healthy state. • Simple to use: Just spray it on! • Contains no antibiotics, no steroids and no alcohol for a sting free first aid product! • All natural • Promotes health and wellness • Manages wounds and skin with positive results • Spray all intact skin including hands

Safe for the management of: • Minor wounds • Cuts • Scrapes • Scratches • Blisters • Sunburns • Poisoned plant sap irritations • Rashes • Insect bites and stings

Key Features: • Gel alternative over a liquid • Prevent wounds from drying out • Aids to keep burns moist

Pure&Clean Hydrogel is unlike other wound care products, most of which are very toxic, especially to the sensitive cells that are trying to heal around the wound.

Pure&Clean Hydrogel is a one-step, easy to use, no mix, no dilution, no rinse solution that deactivates many harmful microorganisms that are common in and around the wound area.

Pure&Clean Hydrogel is intended to be used in the management of cleaning and debriding of skin abrasions, lacerations, burns, minor irritations, cuts and intact skin. Its pH is in the physiologically acceptable range of your skin and is also shelf-stable.

Key Features: • Gel alternative over a liquid • Prevent wounds from drying out • Aids to keep burns moist

You can order Hydrogel from us and get 10% off your first order!

As a last bit of advice, if a bite causes fever, vomiting, or shortness of breath, call 911 or get to an emergency room immediately. This indicates a more serious problem and you should seek medical attention.

Questions or want more information?

If you have further questions or what to know more about how we can help, please contact us and we will set you up with an agent near you that will be happy to assist you.

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