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7 Quick Fixes for Mosquito Bites

7 Quick Fixes for Mosquito Bites

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, the little buzzers manage to sneak a snack–on us! The next time you or your little ones get an itchy bug bite, try these quick and simple remedies. They are all kid-friendly and very effective, as well as being completely safe and natural.

My favorite uses an ingredient you probably have sitting in a bowl on your kitchen countertop: Use banana peel to take the itch out of mosquito bites. Just rub the pulpy inside surface of the peel on the bite.

Or try these remedies:

1. Rub the bite with soap.
2. Apply an ice pack to the bite.
3. Mix baking soda with enough water to make a paste and apply to the bite.
4. Apply lavender and tea tree oils with a swab.
5. Rub a piece of freshly-cut onion on the bite.
6. A dab of toothpaste is soothing, too.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Newsletters.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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8:38PM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

Thank you!

1:27PM PST on Mar 1, 2014

thanks. A couple there I didnt know about

6:55PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thanks

2:41AM PST on Dec 28, 2013

I react badly to mosquito bites. The best thing for me is a "Clickit", a small plastic that when clicked on to the bite, passes a tiny current onto the bite. five clicks and the bites remain small....not vicious like they used to be.

2:48PM PST on Dec 23, 2013

Thanks for the tips!

12:47PM PST on Nov 12, 2013

Got it, thank you!

4:32PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thank you ... :)

4:11PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

thanks

2:26PM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Great tips!

3:53AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Thanks

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