Anyway, I thought...hey! What better opportunity to try out my new Therapik?
The Therapik is a battery operated device that is supposed to neutralize the enzymes in the saliva/bite that cause an itchy reaction in our skin. The earlier you apply it, the better the outcome. The longer you apply it, the better too. Although, I suspect some people have a better tolerance for heat than others. The recommendation is minimum 30 seconds.
Purchased the Therapik for $13.50 at MEC: www.mec.ca/product/5012-477/therapik-insect-bite-treatment/