New $13 Gadget Stops Bug Bite Itching and Pain
No Drugs or Creams … Just a Little Handheld Gadget
This particularly harsh summer has also meant a particularly harsh crop of bugs and the itchiness and pain that results from their insistence on picnicking on your arms, face, legs, back, neck …
Sadly, we didn’t know about the miraculous little gadget that is the Therapik back in June.
The Therapik, for those who, like us, are tired of being bug bait, is a handheld device that, via heat, takes away the itchiness and pain from bug bites.
How does it work? Most insect venom is thermolabile (sensitive to heat), and the Therpik, when placed on a bug bite, delivers a (safe) little jolt of heat that neutralizes the bug venom from more than 20,000 different species of insects and "sea creatures," the Therapik website reports.
The light and compact gadget can be taken anywhere, and the average application lasts about 30 seconds. That means a mere 30 seconds is all that stands between freedom from a nasty old mosquito bite.
If you're skeptical about how effective the $12.95 Therapik is, the company offers a money-back guarantee, but it also provides some feedback from satisfied customers on the website.
A few examples:
"I also welt up and itch terribly with mosquito bites. After I got bitten, I used the Therapik and immediately the itching stopped. No welts were present, it was as if I had never been bitten."
"I am allergic to mosquito bites and they swell up between the size of a nickel and a quarter and they itch excessively. I had eight bites on one arm and I tried the Therapik, within a couple of minutes, the itching was gone, the bite never swelled and the next day you couldn’t even tell where the bites had been."
"My 15 year old son was stung on the side of his face by a wasp. He said that, in a matter of minutes, the sting did not hurt at all."
"I went camping last week for 6 days and was stung numerous times, I used Therapik each time. I couldn’t believe how well it worked."
"Being from the south we have a lot of mosquitoes, gnats etc. I used the Therapik especially for fire ant bites. Usually they swell and make sores, but not with the Therapik."
They had us at "itching stopped" and "no welts."