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MOSQUITO BITE RELIEF

Updated on March 17, 2011

THIS SUCKS!

At least, mosquitos do!  I was out on a bicycle ride with my son this morning.  It is a hot, mostly sunny day.  It's not "mosquito hour" (an hour before the sun goes down or before it comes up), and it is not raining.  I didn't expect to get slaughtered by mosquitos.  And they only bit me, lucky for my son. 

However, I was going crazy looking for bite relief.  I tried everything!  I have about eight bites from head to toe, which is not unusual for Florida, I guess.  I tried generic Benadryl cream, I tried witch hazel, and then I resorted to going online and reading whatever I could about it.  I found one website somewhere that said to try applying plain water and then table salt.  Would you believe it worked?!!!!

Anyways, that is the secret method of relief from mosquito bites.  I have been living in Florida almost forty years, and I never learned that trick?  Is my face red?  Well, my bite sites are!

I have been getting bit by EVERYTHING lately!  I was bitten by a horsefly this weekend at Ron Jon's!  That was not fun, either, but it passed much quicker than the mosquito bites.

PS  I DO know for bee stings, you can apply tobacco in a damp napkin to draw out the poison!

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      Thanks!

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      Samuel E. Richardson 7 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

      Sam Antone here, coming back as the phoenix SamboRambo. By being a different user, I was able to vote your article up one more notch.

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      hmmm. I'll have to try that, thanks!

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      aaimee 7 years ago

      yeah! cool! thanks guys! i use toothpaste!

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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      Interesting! I think I have actually done that!

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      SamAntone 8 years ago

      I wrote a hub about this, too! Try using a hair brush, scratching to your heart's content, and see what happens. You don't even have to remove the hair from the brush, or sterilize it.

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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      No problem! Thanks for reading!

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      manlypoetryman 8 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      How about a swarm of mosquitos...while standing in a bed of fire ants...Ouch! (Me ,Yesterday Morning...while watering the grass) A good preventative in advance: potassium, B-Complex, and of course...Garlic...in the bloodstream...cuts down on the little pesky boogers taking a bite. Ol' Camping Trick! Wish I had been prepared in advance for yesterday. Thanks for the home remedy cure for the bites afterwards...

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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      Thanks!

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Some of the best known home remedies for mosquito bites include rubbing ice or salt, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or even tooth paste . It definitely helps in reducing the itchiness and any chances of an infection ....I use toothpaste, since that is readily available :)

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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      You're funny!

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      puppascott 8 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      I will take this to heart. If anyone would know about insects, it would be a Floridian. I've seen insects there that should be required to have tower clearance and landing lights.

      One suggestion. Keep a packet of A1 in your pocket. That way you can give the horse fly a condiment to go with the steak he's taking home.

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