Additional tips for prevention
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And not getting an insect bite is much more preferable than getting bitten, so here are additional tips to keep in mind:
Cover up. Especially if you're outside when and where insects are active. You can wear long-sleeved, light-colored shirts, loose-fitting pants instead of shorts, and shoes instead of sandals(5).
Slather on insect repellent. If it's too hot to cover up your arms and legs, make sure to apply insect repellent on exposed areas of skin (like your arms, upper arms, and legs) that make for easy targets for insect and mosquito bites. Look for ingredients like diethyltoluamide (DEET)(6) in insect repellents.