Summer is upon us and with summer comes bugs. This summer will be especially bad since we had a super mild winter and the bugs probably didn’t get killed off. This is a bit distressing to me because I seem to be very attractive to mosquitos. All my life I’m the one who ends up with a body covered in bug bites when no one else around me gets anything. And I have a lack of self control when it comes to bug bites – I must scratch them! Usually to the point of bleeding so then I have nasty scabs in addition to all my bites. Not the most attractive look.
So needless to say, I’ve tried all sorts of remedies. They’ve ranged in effectiveness from not helping at all, to helping a little, to numbing the area but then the itch comes back with a vengeance.
I’m happy to report that a few years ago I finally found a product that actually works. The itching stops very quickly after you put Stops the Sting on the bug bite and it may start itching again later, but for me it usually doesn’t start again for a day or so. I got my first bug bite this year while at ladies’ retreat. I used the Stop the Sting once right after my bite started itching and then had to use it once more about 5 days later on the same spot.
This is the best stuff I’ve ever used on my bug bites! It’s also marketed to be used on jellyfish stings, bee stings, fire ant bites, and more, although I can’t personally vouch for it’s effectiveness on those (you can read testimonials here). I imagine it would work well, though, considering how well it worked on my ultra-itchy bug bites!
I found this Stops the Sting at a local feed store (Dorris Milling for any of you Springfield people who want to buy some), but fortunately even if you don’t live near Springfield you can still buy some here.
So if you or your kids routinely deal with bug bites and bee stings, I highly recommend this product! Stops the Sting definitely works for me!
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(P.S. I was not compensated in any way for this review – I’m just really happy to share my find!)
Oh and by the way, you can get the book I was featured in (That Works for Me!) for 50% off May 8 and May 9 only (in honor of Mother’s Day). So if you want one, now is a good chance to grab a copy! Just use the code “works4mom” and go here to purchase. You can also head over to Kristen’s blog and get some great Mother’s Day coupons.