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.

bite away® – treatment for insect bites

  • 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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77 Comments

  1. Laura Pritchard

    I could have done with this for my Blandford Fly bite!

  2. Tom Morrison

    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

  3. I really need this because for some reason bugs love me

  4. Jeanette Leighton

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

  5. Patricia Barrett

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

  6. Darren Bourne

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

  7. Gill Mitchell

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

  8. Mandy Doherty

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

  9. Mel Pennie

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

  10. Margaret Glover

    I play bowls a lot so this would be ideal

  11. Sheri Darby

    This looks so good, it would really be so useful

  12. Kristyn Harris

    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!

  13. Eileen Hindley

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

  14. Jeanet Richardson

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

  15. Jennifer Rhymer

    This looks great, particularly for the children x

  16. betsy ferguson

    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

  17. adrian price

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

  18. kat walsh walsh

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

  19. Charlotte C

    I always get bitten so this would be great!

  20. Emma England

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

  21. Lisa Foley

    This looks fantastic for all the family and easy to use!

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

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

  24. Susan Willshee

    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!

  25. Megan Kinsey

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

  26. adrian price

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

  27. Karen hutchinson

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

  28. Charlotte Cooke

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

  29. Ruth Harwood

    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

  30. Natalie Burgess

    This would be amazing for my family of 4 xx

  31. Christine Caple

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

  32. Helen Tovell

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

  33. Michelle Carlin

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

  34. This looks like a great product and easy to carry around

  35. Lyn Burgess

    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

  36. Kathleen Marsden

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

  37. Valerie Brown

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

  38. I definitely need one of these. I always get chowed on. Right now even, I’ve got 3 bites on my face! Thanks for the tip!

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

  40. Fiona Johnstone

    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.

  41. Annabel Greaves

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

  42. Catherine

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

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

  44. We have been using this as it’s brilliant! So fast-working, efficient and portable.

  45. Carole Nott

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

  46. Emily Smith

    This looks great. Very handy for those irritating bites.

  47. Georgia Smith

    I would love to win this as I always get bitten

  48. Priscilla Stubbs

    Perfect for my daughter who gets bitten by insects.

  49. Lorraine Williams

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

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

  52. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats

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

  53. Patricia-Ann Que

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

  54. Fiona jk42

    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.

  55. Lyndsey cooksey

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

  56. RUTH ROBERTS

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

  57. Jenny McClinton

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

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