College Student Health Quiz

3. Which topical product is best for an itchy rash from mosquito or ant bites?

ANSWER: C. Cortisone (like Cortizone® or Cortaid®)

Save the antibiotic creams and ointments for something that may get infected (like a scraped knee or other “road rash”. Topical hydrocortisone is the go-to cream or ointment for itchy bites. Skip the antihistamine cream all together (no evidence that they work as a topical agent.)

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