How To Relieve Itchy Mosquito Bites – With 7 Items Already In Your Kitchen!

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3. Lemon

Like cucumbers, lemons are naturally anti-inflammatory, which makes them extremely useful for treating bug bites. Citric acid helps relieve itching, so other fruits, such as limes, can also provide these benefits. There are a few methods for applying lemon to bites. Slice the lemon and gently rub a piece over the affected areas. Alternatively, rinse the bite with cold water, pat dry, and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice directly onto the bug bite. Another way to apply the juice is to squeeze a lemon into a bowl, then use a cotton ball or your fingers to dab it on gently.

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4. Oatmeal

I’m sure you’ve heard oatmeal has anti-itching properties (and heard horror stories from your mother or grandmother about taking oatmeal baths for chicken pox), and it actually works! Make a paste of oatmeal to apply directly the affected areas, allow it to dry, then carefully wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process whenever the itching returns.

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5. Honey

Honey is known for its wide range of health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It will soothe the affected area and give your some much needed relief from the itching. Dab it on with a finger or a cotton ball, wait a few minutes until the itchiness subsides, then wash it off with warm water.

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