A Few Ways To Deal With Mosquito Bites

Aedes aegypti

Mosquito season is in full swing.  Here are four things that can help if you find yourself covered in bites this summer . . .

1.  Take a Benadryl. At the core, you're dealing with an allergic reaction. So it can help with the itching.  It's probably overkill if you only have one or two bites though.

2.  Put toothpaste on them. Calamine lotion is better. But toothpaste can help with the itching too. And it's a good solution if you're out camping and can't get to a store.


3.  Put aloe on it. It helps with the itching and swelling, and also helps them heal. Apparently aloe from the actual plant works better than the sunburn stuff.


4.  Treat them with salt water. Or really, salt PASTE. Pour a little bit of water on the bite, just to get it wet.  Then rub some salt on there. It might sting at first, but it should help with the itching.


Standing water attracts mosquitoes. So, cleaning out your gutters, filling in any holes in your yard and getting rid of anything else that might collect water around your house will help lighten the moquito load. If you have a wheelbarrow, make sure you store it upside down too.  


(Lifehacker / MosquitoMagnet.com)



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