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Home remedy mosquito bite instructions

Home remedy mosquito bite instructions

STEP 1: Wash the infected area with soap and water as soon as you recognize that you've been bitten. Try to keep the site clean and dry until the irritation abates.

STEP 2: Avoid scratching. Although a mosquito bite should itch for only a few days, continual scratching will increase your discomfort and may prolong the itching.

STEP 3: Make a paste of baking soda and water, using just enough water to make the paste sticky. Spread the mixture on the bites.

STEP 4: Rub soap directly on the bite. This is an oft-repeated home remedy for mosquito bites.

STEP 5: Apply an ice pack or ice wrapped in a washcloth to the bite area.

STEP 6: Use calamine lotion or a topical anesthetic containing pramoxine to help relieve pain and itching.

STEP 7: Purchase 1-percent hydrocortisone cream to alleviate the itching. Follow directions on the package for safe use.

STEP 8: Use an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen or naproxen to reduce any accompanying swelling or redness.

STEP 9: Take an anti-histamine like benadryl to help with any swelling or itching.

STEP 10: Do not rub skin, soak instead of scrubbing, and pat dry instead of rubbing.

STEP 11: Use aloe vera gel to reduce swelling and itching, aloe vera also forms a protective layer, to reduce possible infection.

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2009-03-01 I use cheap white vinegar and I find it erradicates all symptoms of a mozzie bite =) Soak some cotton wool (or even paper towel or tissues) with vinegar and just hold it on the bite for about 20min. If I'm busy doing other things, I secure it there with a bandage or some tubi-grip. My dad studied chemistry and the vinegar was his idea. He did explain how it works, but most of it was over my head =D I once had 42 bites on my arms (yeah, they like me, lol) and even with so many, the vinegar worked great =)
by Kathryn
2008-07-07 try making an X on the bug bite and think about somthing that has nothing to do with the bug bite it makes me feel better until it heals
by julia
2007-08-13 At an R E I store, is an anti-itch pen you may purchase under $6.00. It works great to reduce the itchyness of the bite. What is in the pen is ammonia. A little bit goes a long way, and I have been using these pens on my bites for years.
by Marguerite

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