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Anthisan Cream - handy first aid for gardeners

Don’t let nettle rash, a wasp sting or an insect bite spoil your gardening enjoyment this summer. Make sure you have a tube of Anthisan Cream handy. This first aid cream is an effective treatment for relieving the pain, itching, and inflammation caused by insect bites, stings, and nettle rash.

It is estimated that there are about 12,000 different types of insects in Ireland and that more than half a million people experience an insect sting or bite each year. Common causes of insect bites and stings in Ireland include wasps, bees, mosquitoes, and midges.

Anthisan Cream contains 2 per cent w/w mepyramine maleate, which provides triple action relief from insect bites, stings and nettle rash by:

· Relieving pain

· Soothing itching

· Reducing inflammation

Anthisan Cream helps to prevent the action of histamine, naturally produced by the body as part of its defence mechanism when bitten or stung. An increase in histamine can cause a range of allergic symptoms such as redness, hives, bumps, swelling, or an itchy rash.

To use Anthisan Cream, simply apply gently to the affected area two to three times a day for up to three days. Before use it is important to read the enclosed leaflet and ask your pharmacist if you need any further information.

Available from pharmacies nationwide.

For tips on how to treat and avoid wasp and bee stings, insect bites, and nettle rash visit www.anthisan.ie

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