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Gold Bond Powder to Treat Mosquito Bites

Gold Bond powder or cream is often recommended for reducing itching and minor pain associated with rashes, sunburn, cuts, scrapes, and insect stings, including mosquito bites. When the active ingredients, zinc oxide and menthol, are applied to the skin, they interfe re with the signals typically transmitted by the nerves to the brain. They also create a cooling and soothing effect to the affected area; the menthol acts as the anti-itching agent while the zinc oxide protects the skin and helps it heal. An extra-strength version of the original formula is available; it includes higher levels of the active ingredients , giving the product additional itch-relieving power.

Gold Bond PowderApplication
Applying Gold Bond powder or cream to an insect bite is a simple procedure.  The first step consists of cleaning and drying the affected area thoroughly.

  • For cream application, squeeze a bit onto the area, or dab it on using your fingertip, a Q-Tip, or cotton ball. Rub the ointment into the skin so that the medication is distributed evenly and absorbed. Avoid touching the area while it dries.
  • For powder application, sprinkle a small amount on the bite and rub it in with your finger until the area is completely covered. You should begin to feel relief within seconds.

Side Effects and Allergic Reactions
Gold Bond powder or cream is a harmless product for the treatment of mosquito bites. It is safe enough for children two years and older and can be used three or four times daily, according to the package instructions. However, this particular remedy is intended for topical use only, meaning that it must be used on the surface of the skin only. Therefore, you should not sniff the powder or ingest the cream. If Gold Bond is accidentally ingested, contact your local poison control center as soon as possible.  

Individuals rarely experience side effects and allergic reactions to Gold Bond cream or powder. If your skin becomes red or more irritated as a result of using the remedy, or if you experience substantial pain or stinging upon application, discontinue its use immediately . However, if you have symptoms such as swelling of the lips or tongue, shortness of breath, or a breakout of hives, seek professional medical attention immediately.

For whatever reasons, if Gold Bond does not suit you, you have other options, as there are many effective remedies on the market to treat mosquito bites.

Talk to your Doctor
Although it is unlikely that Gold Bond powder or cream will interact with any other medications you might be taking since it does not enter the bloodstream, it may still be a good idea to talk to your health care provider or pharmacist about using Gold Bond and other medications simultaneously.  

Like many other mosquito bite remedies, Gold Bond powder or cream is a versatile and inexpensive treatment used to alleviate itch, irritation and minor pain. Therefore, it is always good to have on hand. Be sure to store it out of the reach of children and pets, as you would any other drug. Gold Bond is also available in its generic form, referred to as pramoxine topical .


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