With Anzac Day approaching on Monday 25th April, it’s time to pull out the tents and s’mores supplies! The days of camping trips, picnics, hiking through the woods, and late-night campfires are upon us. This also means peak season for pesky bug bites and bee stings.

So what to do when it happens? While most bug bites go away on their own, treatment can provide symptom relief, pain relief, and eliminate the risk of disease. Our custom-designed insect relief kit provides everything you need to handle the dozens of mosquito bites on your outdoorsy little girl or the bee sting that brings chaos to the family picnic. The kit includes only what you need to save the day:

Cold Pack: apply to skin for initial soothing of a sting; do not apply longer than 15-20 minutes at a time

BZK Towelettes: apply to affected skin to prevent infection; contains antibacterial to protect against the risk of disease; also helpful for burns and minor cuts

Hydrocortisone: apply small amount of cream and gently rub in the skin to relieve irritation and rash; the area should be left open immediately after; hydrocortisone is a steroid that acts to reduce swelling and redness of a bite or sting

Antihistamine: take tablets as directed on packaging to prevent allergy symptoms; temporarily protects against histamines which attach to cells in your body, causing swelling, itchiness, and fever

Sting Relief Towelettes: apply wipe to the affected area for fast-acting temporary itch relief

Bandages: for use if bite/sting creates open wound; protects against the risk of germs and infection

Grab your custom-designed kit before your next camping trip:

Insect bites and stings are a part of everyday life. With the proper supplies, they are easy to treat and will disappear within a day or two. If you are informed and prepared. pesky buggers won’t ruin your next big hike!

Note there are rare cases in which insect bites or stings may require emergency care. Look for the following:

  • difficulty breathing
  • swelling of lips, eyelids, or throat
  • hives
  • dizziness or confusion
  • nausea, cramps, or vomiting

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