Demystifying Medicine Video

Have you ever been out on a beautiful summer night only to have it ruined by an itchy mosquito bite? Have you ever wondered what happens in your body that makes this bite show up? Mosquitos are everywhere but don’t be afraid of getting bitten! This video, targeted to children describes what happens in our body when we get bitten by mosquitoes. We take the hefty science of what happens in your body and make it easy to understand! We also present advice from a local pharmacist, Kuljeet on how to treat your bites and how to make them go away quickly! please follow the links below.

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