Zap-it Mosquito Bite Relief Walking Accessories and Gift Ideas
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Zap-it Mosquito Bite Relief Walking Accessories and Gift Ideas Zap-it Mosquito Bite Relief Walking Accessories and Gift Ideas
Mosquito Bite Relief Walking Accessories and Gift Ideas

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SRP:
£5.95

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In-use Test:

I am one of those people for whom a nettle sting or a mosquito bite results in days of itchy misery - usually only relieved by taking anti-histamines. So - I was really very interested in trying a Zap-it.

The Zap-it is a small device that you locate over the place where you've been bitten (or stung) and click a few times. Each click - which feels like a a slight pinch - generates a tiny electrical charge that is supposed to stop the build-up of histamine.

Does it work? Well - yes - although for maximum effect you do need to use it as soon as possible after the bite or sting. On my first day with it, I found myself using it an hour or so after I'd encountered a batch of nettles. So I'd already experienced the usual 'eruption' so whilst there was some temporary relief I still had the itchy lump to contend with. On my second outing, I was carrying the Zap-it (it comes with a short lanyard) around my wrist and as soon as I felt the nettle sting I clicked around the area about half a dozen times. (Nettles are seemingly unavoidable this summer on some otherwise extremely enjoyable Sussex Downs walks!) To my relief, although there was a spot it was certainly much less tichy and didn't swell in the way these things usually do on me.

Buying Advice:

Whilst there are some people* for whom the Zap-it may not be appropriate (eg young children, people who are epileptic or have pacemakers) and situations* (immediately after applying insect repellant) - for many this little device may reduce the likelihood of those mossies, nettles etc spoiling your summer walking.

* As outlined on the manufacturer's labelling,






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