Pain relief for insect bites

insect bites

Insect bites are part of the Australian way of life – but they can make life miserable with their painful, itchy reactions.

Xylocaine 5% Ointment helps relieve the pain and itching of insect bites, so you can get on with things distraction free, day or night.

Many people have a local reaction to insect bites with a rash or a large swelling around the bite site that may be sore or itchy. Common insects such as midges and mosquitoes are more likely to cause these types of local skin reactions.

Some people may have a generalised reaction, such as skin swelling or hives (urticaria), that occurs over other parts of the body away from the bite.

A few people may have more life-threating allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to bites and so it’s important to seek immediate medical attention if this happens.

The best approach for insect bites is to avoid them – so to reduce your risk of getting bitten in the first place, try:

  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers (especially at night)
  • Wearing light-coloured clothing to avoid attracting insects
  • Using a strong insect repellent
  • Avoiding being outdoors at dawn or dusk when there are more insects around.

If you do get bitten, applying Xylocaine 5% Ointment helps numb the affected area and quickly* reduces that itchy, painful feeling.

*Onset of action icon time 3-5 MINUTES on mucous membrane

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