AD – I have been gifted a bite away® to enable me to write this blog post bite away® review. I was also compensated for my time. 

I am not sure how but all insects seem to gravitate towards my husband. He seems to manage to get bitten wherever we are. We have tried all sorts of different things over the years but it always seems to happen regardless. No matter what guaranteed repellent we used. For this reason, I have been looking for something which can actually treat bites. And that’s where bite away® comes in.

bite away® is a chemical-free, medical device for the symptomatic treatment of itching, pain and swelling caused by insect bites and stings. It treats bites and stings commonly caused by mosquitoes, wasps, bees, hornets, horseflies and other biting insects.

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How does bite does it work? – bite away® review

On the end of the bite away® wand there is a small ceramic disk which is what you place on the bite. By pressing a button on the bite away® the ceramic disk concentrates heat at 51°C on the affected area. This then works in two works in two ways. Firstly it will decrease the itch and then secondly because of the heat shock to the affected area it will also reduce down the swelling. Both of these things happen within 2 minutes.

How do you use bite away®

The wand is very simple to use. I was actually quite surprised by the weight of it. You place the top of the device on the bite. So that the ceramic disk is on the bite. To ensure the bite away® works well it needs to have good contact without any air gaps. Therefore bite away® suggest that you gently press it into the skin. Please make sure that if it is a bee sting or similar where there is a stinger in the skin that this is removed before application.

There are two blue buttons on the wand one which treats the bite for three seconds and another which treats it for six seconds. Each button has a clock face so that you can identify easily which treatment you are selecting. The instructions say that the three-second treatment should be used for those with sensitive skin or children.  When you press the desired time the wand will beep. It takes a few seconds to warm up to temperature when it is ready the LED light will turn on. It then goes out when the device switches off automatically after the selection application duration and you will also get a second beep at the end.

I have used the bite away® on my hand and it does get hot. I have also tried it on Monkey and warned him first off that it gets hot otherwise I think it would scare him a bit. There is no side effects. Trying it on myself without a bite it left a very faint red blemish which disappeared quickly. I have not tried it on a bite yet but will be doing so when we are away and will update this post with our experience.

Reasons why to consider bite away®

  • First, off it can be used by pregnant women, those with allergies and can be used to treat children. Although it should only be administered by an adult or children over the age of 12.
  • When compared to an alternative such as a cream which although cheaper will have a use-by date. bite away® is good for 300 applications.  Not only that but creams can be greasy whereas there is no residue left from bite away®.
  • There is clinical evidence which shows that bite away® is effective in the symptomatic management of insect bites and stings.
  • I really like that bite away® is highly portable, ideal for the first aid kit, hiking and travel. It will be on our packing list when we travel this Summer.
  • Finally, bite away® is dermatologically tested, chemical-free and can be reused safely by multiple users.

Win a bite away®

You can purchase your own bite away® from Amazon for £26.99.  I also have one to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter please use the Gleam application below and please note the T&Cs.

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  • Competition is open to residents of the UK & Ireland  aged 18 and over
  • No cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a bite away®
  • The giveaway will close on 9th August at midnight
  • You will need  to provide a phone number and postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.

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75 Comments

  1. Jenny McClinton Reply

    This look like a great new product, would be great for all the family

    • Lyndsey cooksey Reply

      I’ve read really good reviews about these. They are fantastic to keep in your handbag!

  2. RUTH ROBERTS Reply

    I’m lucky I never get bitten but my husband and son always do!! This looks like a great product!

  3. Fiona jk42 Reply

    This sounds like a great product. I often get a really bad reaction to mosquito bites, so I’d love to see if this works for me.

  4. Patricia-Ann Que Reply

    wow I should check them out ! a definite must have I would think

  5. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats Reply

    We’ve been getting really bitten this year! I think we need this! Yay!

  6. i need to try this! We have so many bugs this time of year and we need whatever we can get to take care of the bites.

  7. It is something that I did not know, very useful and that I need. This period comes and with the room overlooking the garden, they are eaten by mosquitoes!

  8. Lorraine Williams Reply

    We are always getting bites and the itching drives us mad, so a new product to try would be ideal.

  9. Carole Nott Reply

    This looks like an excellent handy product to have around. Would love to try it when the midges come biting.

  10. oh my!!! I definitely need this for August for when we go on our annual camping trip! I will check it out.

  11. Definitely something to check out! Thanks for sharing about this…I have never seen this before but necessary for summer.

  12. Annabel Greaves Reply

    This is a great product to take with you when you are out and about with the family

  13. Fiona Johnstone Reply

    This looks really great. My husband always gets bitten when we go abroad and even here in Scotland. He is a magnet for clegs {horse flies in England} They love him.

  14. This sounds like a great product! I attract insects as well and I do get bitten even when I use repellent.

  15. Valerie Brown Reply

    I have always had problems with insect bites – would love to find a solution

  16. Kathleen Marsden Reply

    Wow this is amazing. We’re always being bitten. It gets so draining after a while

  17. Lyn Burgess Reply

    This sounds really useful. Both my daughter and I get bitten , so if it is as good as it’s reviews, it would be worth every penny

  18. Michelle Carlin Reply

    I’d love one of these, I get bitten by everything and always end up covered in itchy bumps!

  19. Helen Tovell Reply

    What a great piece of equipment no more days out ruined by insect stings

  20. Christine Caple Reply

    I had something similar which worked well, but lost it I would love to try this.

  21. Ruth Harwood Reply

    It’s something we try to battle quite strenuously, but getting bitten is almost impossible to battle, we do need something that would work xx

  22. Charlotte Cooke Reply

    This is worth a try, bites are awful when you’re trying to enjoy yourself on holiday.

  23. Karen hutchinson Reply

    My son is always getting bitten by insects – this would be great

  24. adrian price Reply

    im being bitten to death this summer —this would be great

  25. Megan Kinsey Reply

    This sounds like such a good idea, and so useful for the summer months.

  26. Susan Willshee Reply

    I recently restocked my first aid box. I don’t know why but I didn’t think of a bit away, but obviously it would be really great to have one of these with kids around who attract every insect going!

  27. This looks great to have for summer explorations! And handy to keep in the handbag!

  28. This would be easy to have in my bag so I’ve always got it on me. Small and perfectly formed x ❤

  29. Emma England Reply

    These sound so good. They would be handy for taking on Holiday.

  30. kat walsh walsh Reply

    we are heading off for a treehouse holiday at the end of september- i reckon this would be very handy

  31. adrian price Reply

    ive been bitten to death so far this year–so this prize would come in very handy

  32. betsy ferguson Reply

    thank you for the review, I like the look of this product, and would definitely try it. incidently, never wear yellow to the woods – it is a magnet for all flying pests x

  33. Jeanet Richardson Reply

    bite away® sounds easy to use and a good idea to carry in your handbag

  34. Eileen Hindley Reply

    Very useful prize! – thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  35. Kristyn Harris Reply

    This would be great to use on holidays abroad and on staycations! I am always looking for ways to reduce to issues that stings and bites cause!

  36. Mel Pennie Reply

    This would be a great, useful product to take on our camping trips!

  37. Mandy Doherty Reply

    This would be fantastic a couple of my grandchildren who are always getting bitten

  38. Gill Mitchell Reply

    This would be wonderful. I’m struggling badly with bites this year!

  39. Darren Bourne Reply

    I’ve never heard of anything like this but it looks like a great idea.

  40. Patricia Barrett Reply

    Looks like a great idea – especially as we’re always getting bitten!

  41. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    would really love this my children have been getting bitten constantly at bed time I have got spray and bands and antihistamine cream!!!

  42. Tom Morrison Reply

    To be honest I’ve never heard of the product before but insects seem to love biting so I wouldn’t mind having this in my armoury and hope I am lucky enough to win

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