How To: Treat a mosquito bite

Treat a mosquito bite

Don't let the fear of those red, itchy mosquito bites keep you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. Even if your mosquito repellant doesn't work and you end up getting bitten there are some easy household items that will alleviate any discomfort.

Mosquito bites are very common and very annoying. Relieve the itching and swelling with some common household products.

You Will Need

  * Ice
  * Baking soda
  * Cotton balls
  * Apple cider vinegar
  * Toothpaste
  * Aloe
  * Salt
  * Calamine lotion
  * Bar of soap

Step 1: Apply ice

Apply an ice cube to the bite to help relieve the itch.

Apply to the bite as soon as possible.

Step 2: Mix a solution

Mix a pasty solution of baking soda and water and apply to the affected area.

Step 3: Rub on apple cider vinegar

Dampen a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and rub it onto the mosquito bite to help relieve the itching.

Step 4: Apply toothpaste

Apply flavored toothpaste to the mosquito bite to quickly eliminate the itching sensation.

Step 5: Apply aloe

Rub aloe onto the affected area to help stop the itch and to help heal the area.

Step 6: Add salt

Rub a saltwater solution directly onto the mosquito bite.

Step 7: Apply calamine lotion

Apply calamine lotion to a baby's mosquito bite to help relieve the itch and swelling.

Keep calamine lotion away from eyes.

Step 8: Rub soap

Rub a dry bar of soap over the mosquito bite. At least one of these solutions should stop your itching in no time!

A mosquito can detect a moving target as far as 18 feet away.

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