STUDY: Anti-Itch Creams Ineffective On Bug Bites

As we head into summer and prepare for the bugs that come with the season, you may want to put that anti-itch cream back on the shelf.

A new review of evidence finds few over-the-counter bug bite remedies actually work. Researchers in Britain could not find evidence that anti-histamines or steroid creams provided relief.

Creams containing painkillers or anesthesia, like lidocaine, were found to be marginally effective. Experts say most bug bites don't require treatment.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 147129515 -
Gray Television, Inc.