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Readers Respond: Best Remedies for Itchy Mosquito Bites

Responses: 339


Fingernail Method

With your fingernail put an X right over it. I've been taught that way ever since i was a kid.
—Guest Unknown


Every time it bites, take the heaviest perfume you have and spray it in the area..100% effective and harmless.
—Guest Farah


You all thought it was a joke, huh? But Windex!(Window cleaner) it actually works!
—Guest Guest

Powder and Lotion

Pour about 2 teaspoons of lotion and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baby powder on a paper towel. Then take 2 more paper towels and cover the first one. Roll it and prick a hole in the edge. Then apply it to the infected area. It works!
—Guest emoangel21

Treat it Like a Snake Bite

I treat the effect area as a snake bite. Take a sterile needle, jab the area until it bleeds, take out the poison, and burn it. It works.
—Guest George Hunsinger


I get mosquito bites all the time! I usually take my fingernail and press it in the bite 2 times to make a cross. It hurts at first but works later!
—Guest Guest random

Bee Suit?

The easiest way to avoid a bite would be to prevent it, correct? Well, why not just wear a bee suit all the time?
—Guest lol

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol 70% works like a charm! My mom always did it no messes and pretty instant.
—Guest carolyn

Dettol and Baby Oil.

Mix equal parts of dettol and baby oil together, and apply with a cotton swab. Will relieve itching for abour 2-3 hours. Also makes your legs look tan!
—Guest Bushgirl.

Paw paw ointment or banana peel

My son often gets bitten & it drives him insane. Lucas paw paw ointment ($5 a tube) takes the itch away immediately! Or if you can spare a banana use the inside of the peel & rub it on the bite. These 2 remedies seem to get rid of the itch & it doesn't return!
—Guest Cait


TCP works so good for me. It fights the infection as well.
—Guest Mimi

Wet Green Tea Bag

Make a cup of green tea, put the wet tea bag on your mosquito bites. It works!
—Guest Cleo

Bronze key

Always carry a mosquito repellent with you. It helps for about 3 hours to keep the mosquitoes from biting you. As they say, prevention is better than a cure! Secondly you can keep on rubbing the affected part with a bronze key it might sound strange but it feels so good and the swelling disappears faster.....MY GRANDMA TIP!!!!
—Guest archita

Avon Skin So Soft

Just put some Avon Skin So Soft in a spray bottle add a little water so it goes through the sprayer and the critters are gone! Gets em before they can bite!
—Guest lakota2000

Epsom Salts

Soak the afflicted area in Epsom salts with warm water for five minutes. I honestly tried everything else and this worked for me.
—Guest Claudia

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