Mosquito Bite Remedies

How could it be that you need mosquito bite remedies?

After all, you took all the precautions. . . . and it still happened,

You got bitten!

Even the best prepared mosquito warrior will still be bitten on occasion. What can you do to remove the itch and swelling?

Try starting with some of the remedies that you find here. These are suggestions for people who don’t have a serious mosquito bite allergy.

Toothpaste

Many people swear by ordinary toothpaste to get rid of the itch. Just rub it on the bite and leave it there, within a few minutes, the sting should be gone. Just think, a handy ready mosquito bite remedy that is always in your medicine chest. Brand doesn’t seem to matter, except it should be the paste type, not the gel.

Rubbing Alcohol

One common mosquito bite remedy is ordinary rubbing alcohol. Just dab the bite and the itch soon disappears. An added plus for this remedy is that the alcohol also disinfects the bite area. While rare, mosquito bites can become infected, especially if you scratch them.

Vinegar

A time tested mosquito bite remedy is to dab a bit of ordinary household vinegar on the bite and it should stop the itch in a few minutes. Leave the balsamic for your salads, though.

Lemon Juice

Cut a fresh lemon into wedges or slices, rub on all bites. The itch will go away almost immediately.

Soap

Take a bar of soap, a dry one, and rub it generously on the bite. Leave the residue on until bedtime and wash if off before retiring. It will help stop the itch and the swelling.

Hot water

Many people report relief from the itch almost immediately by taking a shower or bath in the hottest water possible (not so hot you burn yourself, please!). Choose the bath over the shower and add oatmeal, which is well known for soothing many different types of itches.

Deodorant

Get any type of solid or roll on type deodorant and rub it on the bite. It removes the itch almost immediately.

Meat tenderizer

Make a paste out of meat tenderizer and water and cover the bites. Some people use vinegar instead of water, either way, the enzymes in the tenderizer counteract the insect venom. This works for bee and wasp stings as well.

Visine/Murine

Just squirt a few drops on the affected area and the swelling and itch are gone in a few minutes.

Banana Peels

Some people insist that banana peels are an quick way to remove the itch from a bite. You can keep a few peels in the freezer, and rub right on the bite. Just don’t go outside with the essence of the banana on your skin, mosquitoes love the taste of people who have been eating bananas.

Jewelweed

Jewelweed has long been recognized as an effective remedy against the itch caused by poison ivy, poison oak,stinging nettles, as well as insect bites, particularly mosquito bites. There are commercial salves available. If you happen to be in a wooded environment when bitten, just cut off a leaf and rub the milky juice on the bite.

Caladryl

Use Caladryl instead of Calamine. It has Benadryl for the itching.

Aveeno Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Cream

This cream is one of the more effective mosquito bite remedies Mosquito Bite Remedies. It contains cortisone and has anti- histamine effects that work well. It also contains soothing aloe vera gel as well.

Vick’s Vaporub

Just rub on the affected area and the swelling and itch go away immediately.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is used for a variety of skin conditions, and mosquito bites are in that list. Just dab on the affected area to find soothing relief. Tea Tree Oil is one of the most effective antiseptics and skin relief remedies you can find, for more than just mosquito bites.

After Bite

After Bite-The Itch Eraser for Insect Bites is a preparation containing baking soda, and tea tree oil. It is designed to take the itch out of many types of insect bites and stings, and even works on jelly fish stings. It is a multi-purpose insect bite remedy which comes in a soothing gel and a convenient pen like applicator that fits easily into your car, purse or gear.

Of course, the real goal is not to be bitten at all. Sometimes you will unexpectedly find yourself in a mosquito haven and can’t be prepared, so having some good mosquito bite remedies on hand is always a good idea.

Many of the suggested remedies are what some would call “folk remedies.” Some people swear they have worked for them, others will call these suggestions ridiculous. You judge for yourself. They may work for you, if they do, use them.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As always, in the case of a serious reaction, please see your physician.