Treatment for mosquito bites

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Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #255900 seasidegirl
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:06 pm

I'm one of those people who gets eaten alive. I've already been bitten this year. The bites seem to last for ages, swell up and itch like hell. Even when I think they've gone, when I get warm they start itching again.

Anyway a friend told me a treatment which I tested out. It's easy, cheap and works better than TCP, vinegar, or bite sticks.
For me anyway.

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Make a small paste of washing up liquid and sugar. Apply to bite and then put a plaster on. It draws the sting out. :icon_smile:

Two treatments and a very nasty bite has gone for good.

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #255970 Carltonian Man
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:42 pm

Thanks for that one SSG. Copied and pasted, Mrs CM also gets eaten alive in summer :salute:
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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #255976 becks77
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:21 pm

Basil oil also works a treat! I use essential oil but I see no reason why you cant just grab a sprig of basil and rub that on the bite (obviously later on when basil is growing better)
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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #255993 seasidegirl
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:07 pm

Carltonian Man wrote:Thanks for that one SSG. Copied and pasted, Mrs CM gets eaten alive in summer :salute:


My pleasure. I found it actually treats the bite rather than just relieving it for an hour or so.

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #255995 seasidegirl
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:09 pm

becks77 wrote:Basil oil also works a treat! I use essential oil but I see no reason why you cant just grab a sprig of basil and rub that on the bite (obviously later on when basil is growing better)


Thanks. Another one I've not heard of before. Anyone know why some people get attacked more than others? It's always baffled me.

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #255997 Milims
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:40 pm

We use soap and sugar regularly for drawing out spelks etc - it works really well
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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256010 wabbit955
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:40 pm

if you eat lots of garlic
they don's bite you
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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256013 romie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:54 pm

Thanks for these tips especially the sugar and soap, I've been bitten 3 times on each wrist in the last week, the itching just isn't stopping
Making a paste as we speak...

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256018 seasidegirl
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Let us know how you get on Romie.

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256020 Biscombe
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:26 pm

Never heard of that one! thanks fro the tip, will be mozzie time here soon :sunny:

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256036 Dr.Syn
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:37 pm

Prevention? Avon skin so soft before you get bitten. It works.

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256039 Biscombe
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:04 pm

or Brewers yeast tablets if you can't stomach marmite

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256341 the.fee.fairy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:18 am

Garlic and Chillis work well.

I hardly ever get bitten, but people I knew in Chongqing (south China) always eat garlic and chilli to stop the things biting them.

Tea tree oil or lavender oil are great to take away the itching.

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256398 julie_lanteri
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:25 pm

if I'm around, nobody else tends to get bitten! :?
I'll have to remember the washing up liquid and sugar paste, or the basil for next time. thanks!

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Re: Treatment for mosquito bites

Post: #256417 Paul_C
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:37 am

iodine. spot it on and the itch and bite goes in an hour. the colour doesnt.


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