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Treating Bug Bites with Drugs or Chemicals – A Cautionary Tale

Treating Your Bug Bites With Conventional Solutions

The world swarms with all different sorts of flying, hopping, and biting insects. For all of the variety of insect types that exist though, most bites result in the same symptoms: a red, itchy bump. The conventional wisdom, which most of us are taught when we’re young, is to simply clean bug bites and apply an ointment, usually an antihistamine, calamine lotion, or a acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) product. But are these solutions the best way to treat your bug bites and stings?

Is Calamine Lotion that Effective?

Calamine has been used for soothing and calming skin irritations of all sorts for hundreds of years. The lotion you find in stores today, however, is actually a blend of powders that can vary from recipe to recipe. In most cases, the key additional ingredient added is zinc oxide, which is fairly common in diaper rash creams, but is actually a compound commonly found in sunscreen. In this regard, calamine lotion would be better used to help protect your skin from harmful rays as opposed to relieving the itch of bug bites.

Do “Aspirin Masks” Really Work?

Acetylsalicylic acid is the key ingredient in Aspirin. And I know most of you are thinking, how can a medication I use for headaches be good for my skin? Your concerns are totally valid. You can find all sorts of information on the internet related to “Aspirin Masks,” which many swear by for getting rid of red marks, reducing pimples and softening your skin. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory, which will definitely help reduce redness and swelling, but unfortunately, does not address the itchiness caused by bug bites. Persistent scratching is exactly what causes bites to swell up and stay red.

Therapik: A Modern Solution to Bug Bites and Stings

Therapik addresses this problem by first treating the source of the itchiness: the venom. By applying the right amount of heat, Therapik neutralizes the effect that the proteins within the venom have on your skin. By eliminating the source of itchiness, a reduction in redness and swelling of the affected area will become a natural consequence.

Therapik has no secondary purpose. It was made specifically to help relieve the itchiness and pain associated with bug bites and stings. You can purchase your Therapik now for only $12.95 by clicking here

A man treating his son with Therapik

A desert camping scene at dusk

What is Therapik?

There are few things in life more rewarding than enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s portaging deep in the wilderness or a backyard BBQ with the family, being outside is always refreshing and memorable. There is one drawback that has always plagued outdoor activity. We’re talking about insects, of course, and the nasty sting that comes from their bites.

Never let Pesky Insects Wreck a Good Time

People have been using either science or home remedies to combat annoying and potentially harmful insects for decades. A lot of these efforts have proven futile while some have even been damaging to the environment or to the people these products are trying to protect.

Insects have a way of buzzing into our lives and leaving a mark. Now you should only suffer for 30 seconds until your Therapik works its magic.

Therapik is a Cost-Efficient Solution that Actually Works

The handheld Therapik is a simple, affordable and scientifically proven solution that provides instant relief from the sting and itch of insect bites. For only $12.95 and in under 30 seconds you can experience relief.

How does the Therapik work?

Therapik is equipped with a safe 9-volt battery that generates heat at a specific temperature. Once applied to the bite, the heat provides soothing relief. The device works under the principle that most venom is sensitive to heat, which neutralizes the venom and removes the sting and itch associated with it.

Protection from Whatever Nature Throws at you

Therapik offers relief from the bites and venom of over 20,000 insects and sea creatures. It has become a necessity for camping trips, hiking and other outdoor activities. Knowing that a Therapik is in your back-pocket is one less thing to worry about as you step outside.

Therapik has some other Appealing Features

On top of guaranteeing quick relief from insect venom, the Therapik is water resistant, easy to use in any weather condition and comes with an attachment loop. No matter where you are, this device will provide soothing relief so that your fun isn’t interrupted.

Check out the video below to meet some of Therapik’s biggest fans:

Therapik being used on a bug bite

The Technology Behind Therapik®

Do You Enjoy Spending Time Outdoors?

For everyone who’d rather spend their next vacation camping, hiking, or fishing than being cooped up in a luxury hotel suite, Therapik® is your new favorite travel companion.

For anyone who’s spent a considerable amount of time outdoors or travelling, you already know that bug bites and stings are inevitable. Preventative sprays and chemicals are effective, but not foolproof. Those little buggers seem to always find the one spot you leave unprotected. And once you have been bitten or stung, your only source of relief is typically a messy cream that needs to be reapplied over and over again.

Therapik® Is the Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

According to Ira Carlin of More Power 2 U, “the beauty of this device is that you can take it camping, biking and fishing, pretty much anywhere mosquitoes and bugs might be and not have to worry about stocking up on first aid staples like calamine lotion and cortisone. It can be used again and again – no mess, no fuss.”
So What Is Therapik®?

Therapik® is a small, portable, hand-held, battery-powered device that takes up little space in your bag and weighs around four ounces (including the battery). It has been clinically been proven to soothe stings and bites caused by:

  • Organisms that deliver thermolabile venom
  • Mosquito saliva containing protein, which cause your skin to release histamines.

The saliva protein can be neutralized with the application of heat. This method denatures the proteins and stops the skin’s histamine release that triggered the itch and welts.

How Does it Work?

Using patented technology based on this principle, Therapik® delivers highly concentrated source of heat to the skin through a small cylindrical opening at its tip. The source of the infrared heat is a small 5 volt electric bulb connected to a replaceable 9-volt alkaline battery, producing an energy output of approximately 1.25 watts.

Therapik® was field-tested by the North American Fishing Club and The National Home Gardening Club and received Seals of Approval from both organizations. It retails for $12.95, and can be ordered directly from our website

A girl sipping coffee while camping outdoors

Enjoy the Great Outdoors by Being Prepared

Nights spent under spinning stars. A walk through colourful brush on the first autumn morning. A canoe ride through a calm lake under the clear blue sky. There’s nothing like the great outdoors!

No matter the time of the year, there’s always something to explore and experience.

Insects are more than just an Annoyance

Insects have a way of intruding on fun moments or tend to strike during meals or when one is asleep. Most will agree that they are annoying but some insects have venomous bites which can have dangerous consequences. Insect bites can cause anything from a sting to an allergic reaction that ranges from mild to severe.

In fact, insect bites harm or kill almost three times as many North Americans as snakes do. Oftentimes, they are underappreciated as a predator.

There’s a Whole Lineup of Insects Looking to Attack

Yellow jacket wasps are responsible for many of the insect bites in North America. Then, there are honeybees and bumblebees and in certain regions of the U.S. you’ll find the irascible fire ants. All of the above mentioned insects are searching for skin to pierce and blood to infect with their venom.

Don’t forget that North American is also home to spiders, ticks, flies, mosquitoes and fleas whose venomous bite can transmit West Nile, Lyme and many other diseases. While these are treatable, the best and safest route will always be prevention.

Protect Yourself from Insects by being Prepared

Therapik is your partner for every outdoor adventure to ensure relief from the itch and pain of insect bites (INSERT LINK). In addition to using Therapik, you can take further precautions by covering your skin and applying insect repellent with an appropriate amount of DEET.

Little Tricks that Make a Big Difference

There’s also little tricks like choosing a breezy spot for a picnic or campground. This can prevent mosquitoes from approaching since they have trouble flying in even the slightest breeze. Also, wearing light-colored clothing can make you less attractive to mosquitoes.

A fear of insects should never stop you from heading outdoors. Using Therapik and being prepared can help remove worry and enhance the experience.