Horse fly bites - what's the best way to stop them itching?

I don't know what it is about horse fly bites that make them so much worse than mosquitoes or midges, but on me they often come up like bruises with about an inch of swelling around them, and they itch like hell! They hang around for ages and you can still see the marks two weeks later. What's the... show more I don't know what it is about horse fly bites that make them so much worse than mosquitoes or midges, but on me they often come up like bruises with about an inch of swelling around them, and they itch like hell!

They hang around for ages and you can still see the marks two weeks later.

What's the best way to stop the itching and is there any way to make them disappear faster?

I've found a great repellant for horse flies but forgot to put it on at the weekend so was chomped on three times.
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