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Helpful hint: Take the sting out of bug bites with activated charcoal

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I once read that activated charcoal can help take the sting out of insect bites, and I’ve found that it works pretty well on mosquito welts.


But be warned, it’s messy.

I use activated charcoal capsules from Swanson Health Products in Fargo.

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Tracy Frank
Tracy Frank is a SheSays, Variety, and Farmer's Forum reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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