Bite away®

Product description

bite away®

Medical device for symptomatic treatment of insect stings and bites

Intended application

bite away® is a patented medical device for the symptomatic treatment of itching, pain and swelling caused by insect stings and bites, for example by mosquitoes, wasps, bees, hornets or horseflies. When applied immediately after the bite/sting, the symptoms can often be prevented altogether. Even if the device is used slightly later, the symptoms can fade away faster.

How it works

bite away® works solely through concentrated heat and is thus completely free of chemical ingredients.

bite away® is also suitable for pregnant women, allergy sufferers and children (can be self-administered by children aged 12 or over).

The application of concentrated heat (local hyperthermia) is a highly promising physical mode of action based on short, concentrated application of heat to a small area of skin. Even the application of heat to a small area can be enough to trigger a response from the body that reduces pain and itching.

If the device is applied immediately after the bite/sting, the symptoms can often be prevented altogether, so the affected site on the body should be treated as quickly as possible. Even if the device is used slightly later, the symptoms can fade away faster.

Application

bite away® is very easy to use. Place the bite away® unit with the ceramic contact area on the sting or bite (in the event of a bee sting: remove the stinger) and press it on slightly. Then choose one of the two treatment times:

3 seconds (left-hand button) for the initial treatment and for more sensitive persons

6 seconds (right-hand button) for a regular application

When the button is pressed, the ceramic contact area heats up to a temperature of approx. 51°C. As soon as this temperature is reached, an LED lights up. It goes out when the device switches off automatically after the selected application duration. At the start of the heating phase and at the end of the treatment, an additional acoustic signal also sounds. The device can be used multiple times if required; always leave a minimum gap of 10 seconds between treatments. The device can be cleaned using standard, commercially available alcohol-based disinfection wipes. Do not clean under water.

Warnings

Always leave a minimum gap of 10 seconds between treatments.

No not use on the eyes or mucous membranes.

Do not use on damaged and/or inflamed skin.

Some people are more temperature sensitive and may perceive the treatment temperature as uncomfortable.

Temporary reddening of the skin may occur on people who are sensitive. In rare cases, skin irritation may occur in users with a sensitive skin type.

The device can be self-administered by children aged 12 or over.

When using this treatment, do not apply topical ointments, creams or gels at the same time.  

When the battery needs to be replaced, the LED will flash 3 times and the acoustic signal will sound 3 times.

In the event of a malfunction an acoustic signal will sound 5 times.

Do not use the unit if it is damaged or clearly malfunctioning.

Storage instructions

Store the device in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for an extended period.

bite away®

Medical device for symptomatic treatment of insect stings and bites

Intended application

bite away® is a patented medical device for the symptomatic treatment of itching, pain and swelling caused by insect stings and bites, for example by mosquitoes, wasps, bees, hornets or horseflies. When applied immediately after the bite/sting, the symptoms can often be prevented altogether. Even if the device is used slightly later, the symptoms can fade away faster.

How it works

bite away® works solely through concentrated heat and is thus completely free of chemical ingredients.

bite away® is also suitable for pregnant women, allergy sufferers and children (can be self-administered by children aged 12 or over).

The application of concentrated heat (local hyperthermia) is a highly promising physical mode of action based on short, concentrated application of heat to a small area of skin. Even the application of heat to a small area can be enough to trigger a response from the body that reduces pain and itching.

If the device is applied immediately after the bite/sting, the symptoms can often be prevented altogether, so the affected site on the body should be treated as quickly as possible. Even if the device is used slightly later, the symptoms can fade away faster.

Application

bite away® is very easy to use. Place the bite away® unit with the ceramic contact area on the sting or bite (in the event of a bee sting: remove the stinger) and press it on slightly. Then choose one of the two treatment times:

3 seconds (left-hand button) for the initial treatment and for more sensitive persons

6 seconds (right-hand button) for a regular application

When the button is pressed, the ceramic contact area heats up to a temperature of approx. 51°C. As soon as this temperature is reached, an LED lights up. It goes out when the device switches off automatically after the selected application duration. At the start of the heating phase and at the end of the treatment, an additional acoustic signal also sounds. The device can be used multiple times if required; always leave a minimum gap of 10 seconds between treatments. The device can be cleaned using standard, commercially available alcohol-based disinfection wipes. Do not clean under water.

Warnings

Always leave a minimum gap of 10 seconds between treatments.

No not use on the eyes or mucous membranes.

Do not use on damaged and/or inflamed skin.

Some people are more temperature sensitive and may perceive the treatment temperature as uncomfortable.

Temporary reddening of the skin may occur on people who are sensitive. In rare cases, skin irritation may occur in users with a sensitive skin type.

The device can be self-administered by children aged 12 or over.

When using this treatment, do not apply topical ointments, creams or gels at the same time.  

When the battery needs to be replaced, the LED will flash 3 times and the acoustic signal will sound 3 times.

In the event of a malfunction an acoustic signal will sound 5 times.

Do not use the unit if it is damaged or clearly malfunctioning.

Storage instructions

Store the device in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for an extended period.