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.

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


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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan H2 years ago


Alexandra G.
Alexandra G2 years ago

good to know, tank o

Erin H.
Erin H2 years ago

Interesting article, thank you!

Kimmy H.
Kimmy H2 years ago

Thank you for the tips.

Kamia T.
Kamia T2 years ago

Witchhazel also works very well and is much less expensive. Classic old-home remedy for many itching issues. If you want less mosquito bites - avoid NSAID use as much as possible, as well as sugar.

Julie W.
Julie W2 years ago

Stop the little buggers before they bite you - download an app for your phone that sounds like the male mosquito. It keeps the biting females away. (you can't hear it).

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan H2 years ago


Dale O.

Mosquitoes will always be with us, this is one fact that we will often never get used to.
I like tree tea oil or lavender but there are many other methods as well.

Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawn2 years ago

good advice, thanks