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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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11:56PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

good advice, thanks

3:03PM PDT on Jul 17, 2014


11:26AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

thanks, I'll try one of these next time I get bitten

4:37AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Rub on a cut lemon :)

3:59AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Cheers, thanks for sharing

1:34AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

I REALLY need to remember this, haha. On the Fourth of July, I put on natural bug repellent TWICE and STILL ended up with twenty one bites on my right leg, and eight on my left.

6:32AM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

the commercial product called Afterbite works. It's active ingredient is medical grade ammonia. I carry it with me!

10:38PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Thanks for the tips.

4:07AM PDT on Jun 29, 2014


1:57PM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

Thanks for taking the sting out of bug bits

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