Got some nasty bug bites when you didn’t expect to or are miles away from a store with hydrocortisone lotion? Pull out the hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizers with alcohol, or really, any kind of alcohol, will take the itch out of mosquito and other insect bites. 

It may sting a bit, but that will also distract you from the itch. Bonus: The alcohol in the hand sanitizer can also prevent it from getting infected – which can happen if you scratch too much. But watch the bite. If itching, redness or pain is severe, get to an ER or a doctor to treat it. 

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