- First Aid
MOSQUITO BITE RELIEF
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!