Easy Home Remedies for 6 Common Summer Maladies

Summer Troubles, Begone!

NEW YORK (MainStreet)--The hit Bananarama song "Cruel Summer" may have been about loneliness, but the summer months can be pretty cruel on our bodies, too. From insect bites to prickly heat rash, there are several common maladies that can put a damper on the fun of the season. The good news: You can often save yourself a trip to the doctor's office by following some simple do-it-yourself tips to ease pain, itching or discomfort — just keep in mind that if symptoms last for more than a week or two, it's best to get checked out by a professional. Read on for our favorite home remedies for six of summer's biggest annoyances.