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Health Tip: Avoid Bug Bites

Health Tip: Avoid Bug Bites

07/12/13

(HealthDay News) -- Enjoying the great outdoors can make for good summer fun, but insect bites can make you itchy to come inside.

The American Osteopathic Association offers this advice to help keep bug bites at bay:

  • Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, which are the most active times for mosquitoes.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to help protect skin from bites.
  • Apply insect repellant to skin, clothing, shoes and tents.
  • Check frequented areas for insect nests and hives, and be sure to stay away from them.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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