My stepson visited for Father’s Day, and he was covered in bug bites. So when I saw this little gizmo in my e-mail, I had to share. Whether your kids are little or adults, itchy bug bites can ruin a good time. Therapik is a pen-like gadget that you press on the bug bite. It heats up and relieves the itch and/or sting of everything from mosquitoes to bees.
On an episode of “The Doctors,” an expert stung one of the docs with a live bee and then applied the Therapik, which successfully relieved the pain and swelling. It counteracts the effects of 20,000 different species of insects and sea creatures — even jellyfish. You can watch it here or on the Therapik site. It retails for about $12.95, and some websites claim it relieves arthritis.