Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.
Due to center patient volume, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Urgent Care Locations.

No More Itching!

No More Itching!

Preparation H… it’s not just for your bum.

Okay, we know that’s a little crass, but did you know everyone’s favorite hemorrhoid cream is good for treating more than just, well, hemorrhoids? The active ingredient in Preparation H that makes it so effective is an ingredient called phenylephrine. Phenylephrine reduces swelling and irritation, which makes it an excellent treatment for bug bites such as chigger bites!  

If you went out on a walk or had to wade through some tall grass while taking the kiddos out to the park, you may have had some of those annoying critters latch on and bite you—the chiggers, not the children. Out of all of the insect bites, it sometimes feels like chiggers are the itchiest. Instead of scratching your skin raw you can apply a small dollop of Preparation H to the bite. 

First, wash your hands before applying the cream. Put a small amount of the Preparation H on a cotton swab or on your fingertip and apply it directly to the insect bite. It should only take a moment before you experience relief! You can apply the cream up to four times a day, but you shouldn’t exceed that. If this hack, or other bug bite hacks, don’t work for you, come to HealthCARE Express and we’ll see what we can do!