6. Baking Soda
Okay, this one is not the best for your skin, but it does help! Mix some baking soda with water to form a ‘porridge’. Then spread it on the itchy area and leave it on the skin for fifteen minutes. It looks good and you won’t notice the mosquito bite anymore.
7. Lemon juice
Natural acids help the itching caused by a mosquito bite to disappear. Lemon and lime juice stop the itching and prevent infections. Perfect! However, be careful with this. Use the juice only indoors and wash well before you go back into the sun. The acids in the juices can also cause unpleasant spots on your skin, and you don’t want that.
8. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is also a real must-have in your medicine box. It helps with pimples, head lice, sweaty feet and mosquito bites! It does not have the best smell, but with a few drops of essential oil that problem is solved.
9. Apple cider vinegar
Like lemon and lime juice, apple cider vinegar is very sour. That is also the reason it is effective against mosquito bites. Dab a little of this vinegar on the mosquito bite, and leave it on for a few minutes. If all goes well, the itching will decrease. Are you covered with bites from these nasty insects? Then pour two or three cups of apple cider vinegar into your bath water and treat your whole body at the same time. You won’t smell very good after that bath, but of course, that stands to reason…
No, unfortunately a bottle of wine or a nice cocktail will not cure the itch from a mosquito bite. Instead, we are talking about the pure alcohol that you can buy at a chemist or pharmacy to disinfect a wound. Put some alcohol on some cotton wool and dab it on the itchy spot. Within a few seconds, the itching should be significantly reduced.
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