Mosquito Bite Remedies

August 23, 2010

Mosquito Bite RemediesMosquitoes tend to eat me alive. I needed a quick fix to alleviate the itching, and I didn't want anything that was either too stinky or left dots all over me. Some store products didn't work for me. I tried table salt on the moistened area (it helped, but granules kept falling off). Apple cider vinegar didn't smell good and relief didn't last that long. Peppermint toothpaste would have worked, but again the splotches and fear of having it rub off onto other things.


So, I tried deodorant - it worked great and no messy residue! I found starting out with a clean shower (because there were so many bites), then rubbing deodorant over the bites, stopped the itching and kept it that way for a long time. And it was easy and portable to take along if the bites started acting up again.

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By Diane from Rochester, NY

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
July 31, 2019

No matter how hard you try to stay away from them, pesky mosquitos will somehow make their way to your skin. If one manages to bite you, you can banish the itchy feeling quickly by placing a piece of tape right on the bite.


June 14, 2012

Rub the juice from a piece of cut onion on your mosquito bite. It will stop itching immediately and if you apply the onion juice two or three times a day the bite will disappear within a few days.


Who can't find a piece of onion at a picnic, barbeque or camping!


July 21, 2006

Bananas and Mosquito Bites. Are you the type of person who is always getting bit by mosquitoes, even when someone else is sitting next to you and is completely unbothered? The answer may lie in your diet. . .


June 13, 2011

Iif you want to save lots of dollars to remedy bug bites, just make a paste out of water and baking soda. Something about this combination draws out the irritant from the bug bites.


August 20, 2009

I had a lot of mosquito bites and the itching was driving me crazy. A friend told me to rub deodorant on them and I figured it was worth a try. To my surprise, the itching went away instantly.


August 20, 2012

Hate that itch when you've been bitten by a mosquito? Well I stumbled upon a way to end the itch of a mosquito bite instantly!


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August 5, 2010

Take two charcoal capsules, split them, and put the powder into a small dish. Mix to a paste with a few drops of cold water, then spread onto the bite leave on for half an hour then wash off in tepid water.


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
August 6, 2020

I searched how to cure itchy bug bites and tried some off the list (clean bite with rubbing alcohol, ointments, aloe vera) but those didn't work out for me. The first night wearing knee high socks worked and helped me not itch but I was getting warm at night.


July 8, 2015

I fell upon a solution that is so simple, I almost hesitate posting it. I put a small piece of plastic tape over the bite and it started to lessen the itch right away.


April 11, 2013

Using your faucet or shower, run the hottest water you can tolerate directly on your mosquito bite for as long as you can. A few seconds should be sufficient. Repeat as often as necessary.


April 8, 2014

I was actually looking through all these questions and I saw that one option said deodorant so I tried it. It was INSTANT!



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July 17, 2010

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


August 16, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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November 6, 2017

Many bug bites can be very itchy. An oatmeal soak or cooked oatmeal applied to the bite helps relieve the itchiness. This is a page about using oatmeal for bug bites.

Two small glass square dishes filled with oatmeal mixture.

June 7, 2017

Orajel can be applied to mosquito bitings to slightly numb the area and help prevent itching. This is a page about Orajel for mosquito bites.

Mosquito Bite

May 30, 2017

Mosquito bites are an annoyance anywhere but can be particularly so on the face. This is a page about dealing with mosquito bites on my face.

Mosquito Biting


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June 25, 2009

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.


August 23, 2010

What is the best product to use on mosquito bites? Alcohol just doesn't work well, nor does CVS Itch Relief Spray.


July 17, 2010

What do I use for mosquito bites?

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