What are insect bites?

Insect bites are quite common, especially at certain times of the year, and are one of the most frequent causes of dermatitis. The most common bites come from mosquitoes, but other insects such as sandflies, horseflies, bedbugs, and ticks can also create problems. Bites and stings from bees, wasps, hornets, spiders and scorpions, while rarer, are more dangerous.

What are the symptoms of an insect bite?

nsect bites usually cause:

  • itching
  • discomfort
  • irritation
  • in some cases, insomnia

Chafing and friction caused by scratching the bites can cause further issues such as impetigo, something that is especially prevalent among children.
In addition to intense itchiness, mosquito and sandfly bites also cause a hive-like (urticaria) rash in atopic individuals. The swelling is usually followed by hard, itchy nodules.

How to treat an insect bite

To reduce itching and swelling, and to prevent any infections caused by scratching, apply Astringent Gel. Thanks to aluminum chloride,
Astringent Gel has three key properties that soothe insect bites:

  • antipruritic
  • astringent
  • antiseptic


  • Apply Astringent Gel after being bitten to immediately reduce itching and other reactions.

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