Stop Mosquito Bites Itching

Posted on Sep 25 2010 at 12:07:42 AM in How-To

when you visit Thailand or any tropical country the chances are you will get bitten by mosquitoes, if you are unfortunate you might get one of the mosquito borne diseases in Thailand, but the chances are the biggest problem you will have with mosquitoes is how to stop mosquito bites itching. You may be surprised how many remedies there are to stop mosquito bites itching, and most of them just common items which you will find in most households.

One of the most popular remedies to stop mosquito bites itching is to first rub it with rubbing alcohol / surgical spirit and then place scotch tape over the top and leave it for 2-3 hours. This method is thought to stop the mosquito bite itching because it stops oxygen from entering the bite. Witch hazel can be used instead of surgical spirit, if you have neither just use the scotch tape.

Putting salt on a ice cube and then rubbing the ice cube over the bite is also supposed to be one of more effective methods of stopping a mosquito bite itching.

Some natural remedies to stop mosquito bites itching.
  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Citronella oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Saliva
  • Saliva and salt
  • pineapple juice
  • Rub with a segment of lemon or lime
  • Rub basil leaves on the bite
  • Cut the tip off a Aloe vera plant and rub on the bite
  • Rub it with the inside of a banana peel
  • Cover the bite with a slice of onion
  • Take a hot bath
  • Swab with hot water
Household items which can stop mosquito bites itching
  • Apply ice for 5 minutes
  • Rub with toothpaste
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Cider vinegar
  • Vinegar
  • Rub it with a wet bar of soap
  • Vicks Vaporub
  • Salt
  • Make a paste of baking powder and water and rub on the bite
  • Any mouthwash containing alcohol
  • a mixture of toothpaste and baking powder
  • Hold a hot tea bag on the bite
  • A paste of talcum powder and water
  • Deoderant
  • Anti perspirant stick
  • Hemorrhoid cream
  • Cover with nail polish (not if the bite been scratched or or if it is bleeding)
whacky ways to stop mosquito bites itching
  • Draw a circle around the bite with a ballpoint pen
  • Dig your finger nails in hard to form a cross over the bite
  • Rub motor oil on the bite (What !!!)
  • Rub it with a penny
  • Slap it
Creams and balms which stop mosquito bites itching
  • Calamine lotion
  • Antihistamine cream
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Tiger balm


Always use common sense before applying anything to your skin to try and stop mosquito bites itching, especially if you suffer from allergies. If you have serious mosquito bite allergy you should see a Doctor for advice.


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Author: Bodlagz
Created: Sep 25 2010 at 12:07:42 AM
Updated: Sep 25 2010 at 12:07:42 AM
Category: How-To
Language: English