what is a natural anti-itch remedy for mosquito bites, I can do at home?

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  • yearofthekat

    Natural Mosquito Remedies

    Studies suggest that some natural anti-inflammatory remedies are very effective mosquito bite remedies in some people: oral evening primrose oil (Lancet) and papaverine (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology). You might find both of these products in a health food store.

    Some more natural remedies and preventions against mosquito bites are:
    • Insects are attracted to smells, so avoid concentrated perfumes and strong hair sprays in the summer.
    • Bites or stings can be cooled and soothed with water, ice cubes or cold drink cans
    • Use organic repellents to prevent getting bitten.

    Relieving Mosquito Bite Itch

    The simplest anti-itching compound is a simple paste that is easily made from ingredients commonly found in most households. The paste can be using only baking soda and water. To make, pour some baking soda into a small bowl and mix it with just enough water to make a sticky paste. Then, spread the mixture on the irritated bite(s) to induce instant relief. Calamine lotion works in a similar way (though the effect usually lasts longer).

  • Sheraton

    essence oil of Lavender, neat if tolerable, if not mix with some carrier oil.

  • lauradawndew

    I use tea tree oil for any bite I get. I use it for lots of stuff: acne, cold sores, etc.–it’s great!

  • blueberry_tallcake_292

    You should try some Tea tree oil, which can also be used to help other minor skin irritations.

  • James P

    Household ammonia will relieve the itch from a mosquito bite. There are commercial products, such as one called AfterBite, that are only 5% ammonia.

    I lived in the tropics for over 4 years and can personally attest to the efficacy of ammonia.

  • isabelladragonfly

    Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply to the bite or do the same with meat tenderizer.

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