By Pixie in Alliance, OH
Source: Farmers Almanac
By Shelli1961 from Boise, ID
Source: Found suggestion on http://www.home-remedy.org
By Diane from Rochester, NY
By Claire J. from San Francisco
One spring morning I was cleaning my yard and carefully removing any stagnant water from around my potted plants, when I got a nasty bite from a mosquito. I went inside to get rubbing alcohol to put on the bite and some calamine lotion. I located the rubbing alcohol, in the medicine cabinet-but realized I was out of calamine lotion. I put the rubbing alcohol on my skin, and of course - began to scratch the irritated bite area.
Needless to say-that itch can be unbearable and cause the skin around the bite to swell. To make a long story short - after I applied the rubbing alcohol, I put a piece of scotch tape directly on top of the bite and to my surprise - the itch stopped - immediately! I left the tape on for about 4 hours and when I pulled the tape off, I could actually see the poison extract from the mosquito - on the tape. Somehow the adhesive on the tape collected the fluid from the bite and I held the tape up to the light and I could see the tiny penetration hole on the tape from where I was bit.
I have been using tape to end itching form mosquito bites ever since. It's funny how a simple piece of scotch tape can halt an unbearable itch. Apparently, the tape keeps the area around the bite from naturally expanding. After I removed the tape there was no further itching and no black mark left. I put some more rubbing alcohol on the skin after removing the tape. I know it may sound weird, but the next time you get a irritating mosquito insect bite, after you place your antiseptic on the bite-place a piece of scotch tape directly on top of that bite and feel instant relief with no insatiable urge-to scratch!
By Big Bad Mama
Source: From a friend
By Mythi from Poulsbo, WA
Using your faucet or shower, run the hottest water you can tolerate directly on your mosquito bite(s) for as long as you can. A few seconds should be sufficient. Repeat as often as necessary.
Perhaps it is a combination of the hot water opening your pores and allowing for the release of some of the venom or just that the hot water numbs the area, but somehow this quick fix does the trick! I find that it often helps the problem just by itself, without the use of any other products, but you can use this remedy in combination with any other creams or remedies and see if the numbing effects last even longer!
I have bug bites on my legs. Is there any way to clear them up in a couple days?
By Dixie from Mc Calla, AL
Use the product "Basic H2 Super Organic Cleaning Concentrate" it stops the itch of a mosquito bite the second you apply it. It's also organic so its not harmful to your skin. This is used as an organic cleaning product for homes but, I use it on my bug bites all the time and have recommended it. No side affects yet.
I've recently come to Jeju, Korea (an island off the main land of Korea) to my uncle's place. I slept the 2nd night and I guess a mosquito had been inside my room. I woke up around 3 am in the morning noticing that i was itching my face. When I went to the bathroom I've found 6 bites on my face and my right eye had swollen up. I've been putting medication on for over 4 days and they seem to not be going away. It's bothering me so much that my face looks like it's diseased. It doesn't itch but is there a way to get rid of the bites on my face fast?
Julie from Jeju, Korea
Does anyone have a home remedy for bug bites? My two year old must have been bitten by a mosquito or spider and has red bumps that look bad, they itch, too.
Pseres from MI
What do I use for mosquito bites?
By Mary from AZ
What is the best product to use on mosquito bites? Alcohol just doesn't work well, nor does CVS Itch Relief Spray.
By Karen from Boynton Beach, FL
By Hate Litter
By D Caisse