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.
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.
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.