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Alan J. Pierce EdD
          
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Bite Away Review (MSRP $29.99)

     At a recent press event I was given a sample Bite Away Product to test. It is a very simple device that runs on 2 AA batteries. Its name tells you exactly what it does and what I am going to do here is tell you how it does it and why you might want to purchase or not purchase this device.
     You all know what it feels like when a mosquito, bee or other insect stings you. You first have the pain of the bite and this is quickly followed by itching. The Bite Away can stop the itching by heating the area of the bite for 3 or 5 seconds to 127 degrees Fahrenheit. That is very hot, but with such a short contact with your skin it is just not enough to burn you.
     Before using it with a bee sting it is important to first remove the stinger. Since it has no chemicals, it is safe for everyone to use if you are not bothered by placing something very hot against your skin for 3 to 5 seconds.
     When I was a child my mom, she should have been an inventor, once introduced me to a very hot spoon that she said would stop the itching of a nasty bite that I had received. Her procedure worked; this product is a refinement that is much less likely to burn you than a hot spoon.

Reasons to Drool
     It Works!

Not So Cool
     As an adult you will find the application uncomfortable. As a child you will find the application terrifying.