Northeast Ohio pharmacists have helpful tips to avoid and treat mosquito bites

Northeast Ohio pharmacist breaks down the importance of mosquito prevention

Northeast Ohio (WOIO) - Northeast Ohio certainly had more than its fair share of rain this season, and although we hate it, the mosquitoes love the standing water.

With that in mind, Discount Drug Mart has a wide variety of mosquito repellent that you can use to make sure you don’t end up covered in bites this summer.

Most of these repellents include one major ingredient: deet, picaridan or lemon eucalyptus.

The biggest complaint after you get bit is usually the itch, so what do you do for that? Oral antihistamines like Benadryl work well. You can also use topical steroids like hydro-cortisone cream.

If it’s really bothering you, use a topical anesthetic product.

To avoid those mosquitoes, remember to spray repellent on early and often.

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