Bug bites are just one of the little annoyances of summer.
Bug-bites, allergies, and sunburns, they are the expected and inconvenient signs of summer.
Phil Cowley shares his pharmacy fix for these pesky problems.
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3 Over-the-Counter Summer Cures
Bug Bite hack
Diphenhydramate 8 50mg tablets 7.00
Hydrocortisone 1% 15grams 1 tablespoonful 6.50
Lidocaine pain gel 4% 15 grams 1 tablespoonful 8.00
And tucks pads
Do step 1 Zyrtec (cetirizine) or xyzal (levocetirizine)
Then if that doesn’t work
Step 2 nasacort nasal spray (triamcinolone nasal spray 22.00 120 sprays) once to twice a day
If that doesn’t work
Allegra D (Fexofenodine with psuedophedrine) in the morning
Replace the Zyrtec with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night
Then Add nasacrom (cromolyn nasal spray
Then add ketotifen eye drops
Lidocaine 4% gel 30 grams 2 tablespoons
Aquaphor ointment 30grams 2 tablespoons
Aloe Vera gel 30 grams 2 tablespoons