Mosquito and insect bites

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The summer may be almost over- but the bugs can hang around for a while.

We explain why you need to be careful in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

In Henrico, Dr. Lauren Goode has advice for dealing with insect bites.

She reminds you there are still mosquitos out especially in the early evening hours. Symptoms include small red swollen areas on skin that itch.

Wear mosquito repellant on exposed skin and wear long sleeves and long pants when weather is permitting.

Do not scratch. If you have large painful areas with severe itching that is uncontrolled with OTC medications, see your provider.

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