• 11 Natural Remedies for Treating Mosquito Bites

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    Few things
    are more annoying than the itching and scratching that accompanies
    a fat, juicy mosquito bite. When a mosquito bites us, we itch due
    to the residual saliva left behind from the insect’s feasting
    on our blood! Fortunately, just as Mother Nature has honored us
    with the presence of these buzzing nuisances, she has provided us
    with some great natural remedies for treating mosquito bites when
    we do get bit.

    Here are some
    of my favorite and most-effective natural ways for relieving and
    treating painful and itchy mosquito bites. I’ve been using
    these remedies for years, as the mosquitos can get really bad here
    in Texas. In fact, you may be surprised to find that most of these
    remedies are common things that you can easily find in your home.

    1. Vinegar

    When you first
    notice the itchy bite, try applying a small amount of vinegar directly
    to the bump. If you have many bites, you may want to take a very
    hot bath in a tub filled with water and 2 1/2 cups of vinegar.
    I would personally recommend using organic
    apple cider vinegar
    .

    2. Aloe

    Aloe
    vera
    is another excellent remedy for mosquito bites, as well
    as many other conditions. Not only will it help ease the itching
    and swelling from the bit, but it will also aid in healing the wound.
    You can use fresh gel directly from an aloe plant or organic
    aloe juice
    . They both work well at providing relief.

    3. A Dry
    Bar of Soap

    Another remedy
    for mosquito bits is to rub a bar of dry soap directly on the bite.
    This will help provide temporary relief to the itching. Remember
    to wash it off throughly after the itch fades away. I personally
    use e3
    live peppermint soap
    , and it works well.

    4. Baking
    Soda & Water

    Another simple
    remedy for mosquito bites is to make a thick paste of baking soda
    and water. Then apply this paste generously to the affected area.
    You should feel the swelling and itching subside shortly afterwards.

    5. Onion

    Other than
    making you produce tears, a fresh slice of onion can also help take
    the sting out of a bite. Simply place a fresh slice on the affected
    area for several minutes until the itching subsides. Be sure to
    wash the area throughly afterwards.

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    May
    24, 2010

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