Antacid Tablets

While antacid tablets are designed to treat minor symptoms associated with heartburn, these potent indigestion relievers also have the capability of soothing insect bites — according to Dr. Howard Sobel, a clinical physician in both dermatology and dermatological surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Tablets such as Alka-Seltzer can relieve unwanted bites courtesy of the aspirin ingredient which has the ability to reduce pain. Simply crush a few antacid tablets, add a pinch of oatmeal, and mix with water. The final product is a paste that can be applied liberally to the problem area.

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