Mosquito Bite Itch Remedy

mosquito bites on foot

Mosquito bites on foot

Not many things are as annoying as mosquito bites that itch. You just want to scratch the skin off your legs sometimes. Also, if you are like me, you either don’t have any commercial mosquito bite lotion at your house and don’t want to go up to the corner to buy some for $10. So, I have collected a list of mosquito bite itch remedies that you should be able to make from things around your house. Some are as simple as a bar of soap, a banana peel or honey. As with any remedy, not everything will work for every person. You might have to experiment with more than one to find one that works. Before you try any of these, keep in mind any allergies or sensitivities you have.
1) Soak a tea bag in alcohol and apply
2) Rub bite with Ivory soap (or similar soap)
3) Put an ice cube on it (numbs it for awhile)
4) Put alcohol on it
5) Put alcohol on it then cover it with clear tape (like Scotch tape)
6) Paint it with clear nail polish (I used to do this for Chiggars)
7) Make a paste of Baking Soda with water and apply (dries it out)
8) Make a paste of salt and water (dries it out)
9) Make a paste of Epsom salts and water (dries it out)
10) Crush Tums Tablets and make a paste with water
11) Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water (dries it out- works for insect stings)
12) Crush aspirin and add a few drops of rubbing alcohol and apply as paste
13) Tea Tree Oil (Also good to add to shampoo to repel Lice)
14) Rub fresh basil leaves on the bite
15) Rub the inside of a banana peel on the bite
16) Lemon Juice applied to bite
17) Lime juice applied to bite
18) Dab toothpaste on bite
19) Baby shampoo applied to bites, but you have to let it dry
20) Milk and water 50-50 applied to the skin and let dry
21) Dab on honey on the bite to reduce inflammation
22) Vick’s VapoRub – the menthol helps.
23) Aloe vera – moisturizes the skin, reduces the itching
24) Mud – if you are outside you can use some soil to make mud and apply it to your bites
If you have other mosquito bit itch remedies please put them in the comments. We would love to hear how these remedies worked for you. We also have a list of commercial products you can buy if you aren’t at home and need some relief.

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