- Do your best not to scratch that itch. Doing so will aggravate the irritation, making it itchier and more prone to infection.
Take care of the bite immediately by using rubbing alcohol, or plain water.
- For those who have a severe reaction to the bites and look as if they’ve caught chicken pox, apply an antihistamine cream or lotion. Especially effective are ointments containing a combination of an antihistamine, analgesic, and corticosteroid as this can relieve pain and itching as well.
- If an infection develops from the bites, or from scratching them, see your physician immediately.
- Make a paste of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) mixed with warm water. One tablespoon to one pint of water is a good ratio to use.
- Gently apply to the affected area. Use your clean fingers, or a cotton swab, or a Popsicle stick to apply.
- Leave on a few minutes, then wash off with warm water.
- Make a thick paste of cornflour and apple cider vinegar.
- Gently apply the paste to the affected area.
- Allow to dry. It will alleviate the itching by the time it has dried.
- Wash off using warm water.
- Try adding distilled Witch hazel to Calamine lotion as an effective pain relief and itch soother for mosquito bites.
- Rub a wet aspirin over the affected area. Naturally, do not use this method if the person is allergic to aspirin.
- Rub some toothpaste over the the bite area. This can work like a charm to relieve itching.
- Cut lemon or lime into pieces and rub gently on the affected area, or just squirt a bit of juice on it. Citric acid has some itch-relieving properties.
- Wiping the slime from your skin too early will alter or stop the treatment.
- Rub the sap of an onion over the bite.
- Crack an egg and cook the egg for your camp meal. Inside the shell of the egg you will find a flexible membrane. Cover the bite with the membrane and let dry. As it contracts it will draw out some of the toxins.
- Use your breakfast oatmeal. Oatmeal is renowned for its anti-itching properties, so make a small paste of it and apply to the bite area. Allow to dry, then waste off.
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