By Pixie in Alliance, OH
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Actually, one of the main ingredients in Orajel is clove oil, which is a natural disinfectant.
T&T Grandma, I wonder if the disinfectant would actually kill WNV, or if it would react badly with the numbing gel. You bring up a good point about WNV, I'm going to ask a pharmacist if a disinfectant could kill the virus.
Thanks a million. And I mean that [i must have had at least a million mosquito bites over the years. Horrible. i'm gonna try this one for sure.
darlene in St. Louis, MO
It's me again. Of course, I would wash and sanitize the area before I put the Orajel on the bite. :-)
Thanks for this great tip! I have tried sooo many products and remedies and haven't found one to work. Sometimes the product I try just gives momentary relief and then the itching comes back. I will defintiely try your suggestion. Thank yoy!
THis is a mild numbing agent. Does nothing for disinfecting it. With the prevelance of West Nile Virus on the rise, it would be wise to add at least the hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol to the bite. There have been mosquitos tested in areas and have been coming up with the WNV. This can be very deadly to anyone.
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