bite away® can quick and long-lasting relief of symptoms due to insect stings and bites: The application only takes a few seconds and can be used at any time & anywhere. There are some differences between the various bite away® models, but the basic principle is always the same:
bite away® is an insect bite heat pen – an electronic device for the treatment of insect stings and bites. It works without chemicals, exclusively through a concentrated thermal impulse (thermotherapy). The local effects of heat can quickly provide long-lasting relief of pain and itching after an insect sting or bite.
Anyone aged 12 and over may use bite away® for self-treatment, including pregnant and nursing women. For children who can already understand the mechanism of action, the parents can administer the treatment. It is important to explain the treatment process beforehand in a way that children can understand: the tip of the stick briefly becomes hot which can be a bit unpleasant, but then the itching will usually stop quickly. Since children’s skin is more sensitive, the 3-second impulse should always be selected for treatment.
bite away® is positioned with the ceramic contact surface on the sting or bite. The two buttons allow the treatment time to be selected:
- 3 seconds for first use and for people with sensitive skin OR
- 5 seconds for a regular application
After pressing one of the two buttons once, the contact surface heats up to approx. 51°C and maintains this temperature for 3 or 5 seconds.
It is presumed that the heat impulse activates the body’s various signalling pathways, has a positive effect on the immune reaction, and reduces inflammatory reactions.
bite away® should ideally be used immediately after the insect sting or bite – then the symptoms can generally be completely prevented.
A later treatment can also help, however – then the symptoms can subside faster.
bite away® is positioned with the ceramic tip on the insect sting or bite. It has two buttons for selecting a treatment time of 3 or 5 seconds. Simply press the desired button and hold the device on the skin for the selected time – all done! If the itching does not completely disappear after the initial application, you can repeat the treatment – but it is necessary to wait at least 2 minutes. However, do not treat the same insect sting or bite more than 5 times per hour.