Bite Vac is a small, hand-held device that's meant to reduce the itching and swelling that's often caused by bug bites in just seconds. It's been designed to treat bites from various common types of bugs, such as ants, mosquitoes, bees, and horseflies, regardless of whether those bites are on your arms, legs, neck or head. The device comes with four interchangeable tips, including two small ones that have been made for smaller bites and two larger ones for bigger insect-induced wounds.
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Before you use your Bite Vac for the first time, you'll need to choose an appropriate tip (large or small) based on the size of the bite you want to treat. Once you've chosen a tip, attach it to the end of the device, opposite the handle. You may need to twist it a few times in order to securely attach it in place.
Next, place your device's tip on top of your chosen bite, trying to center the bite as much as possible underneath the tip. Keep in mind that for your device to work properly, the tip must be gently pressed into the skin, instead of being left to hover over the insect bite.
To begin to remove toxins from your bite, you'll need to hold your Bite Vac's tip steadily against your skin and push down on the device's turquoise handle. As you do so, a mild suctioning process will start, and this will result in toxins being gently drawn out of the bite. Due to the poison leaving, any itching, irritation or swelling within or around the bite will almost immediately begin to disappear, too.
After a few seconds, release your device's handle and get ready to move onto another bite, if necessary. Before you do so, however, you must rinse the tip you used with at least water, in order to get rid of any toxic residue. It's a good idea to do this, even if you'll be switching tips for the next bite, so all tips will consistently be clean and ready for their next use. Those users who don't need to treat a second bite should store the device and its tips away in the included carrying case until they're needed again.
All five pieces of your Bite Vac system (the suctioning device itself and the four tips) will fit comfortably into the included travel case, which is about the same size as a small purse. You'll be able to carry this lightweight case with you and treat any bug bites you pick up while you're on the go, even if you'll be biking or walking instead of driving. The whole kit may come in especially handy if you plan on having kids—who will often itch their bug bites ceaselessly—with you.
You'll be able to reuse your Bite Vac as many times as you'd like to, as long as you have access to water with which you can rinse off its tips. In the event that you don't, you'll still be able to use the device four times, if you've got all four tips ready-at-hand. Conceivably, tips can be reused more than once without being washed, but this isn't the best practice since it might just lead you to transfer toxins from one bite to another.
Often, people will try to treat their itchy bug bites with topical, chemical-filled creams, but this may not be the best solution for everyone. Chemicals can be hard on sensitive skin, or skin that's been sunburned. Furthermore, you may need several applications of the same type of cream in order to see any results. On the other hand, the suctioning power of the Bite Vac will work almost instantly, while presenting no risk of skin damage (or any unpleasant medicinal smell!).
Many people, especially children, don't like the stinging feeling that some topical treatments will create as they attempt to heal a bite. Those people will likely be happy that using the Bite Vac won't cause them any pain whatsoever. In fact, all anyone will feel as it's being used on their skin is a gentle tugging motion that's highly unlikely to cause children to cry or scream.
When the weather's warm, if you go outdoors to participate in leisure activities, it's almost inevitable that you'll get a bug bite—unless you coat yourself in a chemical spray. Even chemical sprays may wear off over time, especially if you get wet, and leave your skin open for various insects to attack. That's why, when you're fishing, hiking, biking, camping, swimming, and whatnot, you should always remember to bring a Bite Vac along with you. If you notice any bites on your skin fairly quickly, you'll be able to treat them with this device before they become severe.
Slapping a Band-Aid on a bug bite is one way of stopping yourself (or a child under your care) from itching it, but using disposable Band-Aids is a habit that creates a lot of trash. This, in turn, may have negative effects on the environment. Moreover, without any treatment besides the application of a bandage, a bug bite might take a couple of weeks to heal. Your Bite Vac will be able to heal the majority of bites in seconds, though, without creating any garbage at all, so using disposable bandages may not be necessary anymore.
While this suctioning device will treat a wide variety of bug bites by extracting the toxins within them, it'll be virtually useless when it comes to the treatment of other sores. If you've got a painful cut, blister, or bruise on your skin, you won't be able to use this device to heal that, as the ailment won't be present in the exact same way. Logically, that means you'll need to find an alternative form of treatment for these other common skin injuries.
The Bite Vac has been designed to treat bites on the legs, arms, head, and neck, but its treatment area doesn't extend to smaller features of the face, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. This device's suctioning action will likely be too much for these delicate areas of the face to handle, so if you have bites in those places, you shouldn't use your Bite Vac to treat them. Along the same lines, this device is not suitable for treating bites found within other delicate areas of the body, such as the breasts or genitals.
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