Len Rome’s Local Health: Preventing mosquito bites

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Spending time outside can be nice — if you can avoid being bitten. 

Not only can mosquitos leave itchy bites, they can also spread disease.

Mosquitoes bite more frequently at dusk and dawn, but they can bite any time of day.

Dr. Neha Vyas, of the Cleveland Clinic, said there are ways to help stop the itch you just know is coming.

“The best thing to do is if you get bit — you can apply a cold washcloth to the area in question, and you can apply a topical anti-itch spray or lotion, and if you need to take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen that might help the swelling.”

Get rid of any standing water in pans, pots or wading pools in your yard — mosquitoes breed there.

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