5) POP SOME ANTIHISTAMINES
Histamine is a chemical that our bodies use to protect cells against infection. But when we’re experiencing a chemical reaction, blocking it with an antihistamine can help relieve itching and swelling.
6) LET THE EXPERTS FIGURE IT OUT
If an itchy bite hasn’t gone down in a few days — and even seems to be getting worse and/or starts feeling painful — you may have infected it with all your scratching. So you may need to suck it up and see a doctor. “If something is annoying you, you need to go to the doctor sooner rather than later,” Dr. Greenberg says. “I have so many patients who come to me with skin issues, saying they treated it with Gold Bond and they don’t know why it hasn’t gotten better. Well, I’ve never treated anything with Gold Bond.”