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Why does scratching a mosquito bite feel so good?

And why is it so hard to resist doing it?

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 12:13 PM on Jun. 30, 2013 in Home & Garden

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Answers (10)
  • Actually, I lovemypaulie, you are correct. When you scratch a mosquito bite it releases more histamine causing it spread and itch more.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 12:22 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • It's meant to itch so the little buggers make you spread their disease through your body! Ewwwww............I just made that up but it sounds right. Right? LOL!
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:15 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Supposedly if you put Orajel on it, it will immediately stop itching and won't itch again.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • It feels good because it itches, lol

    I put liquid soap on it and the itch is gone!
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:23 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • I have an ant bite on my boob and can't stop scratching it. I went to feed the chickens yesterday and one of those flying ants went down my shirt. Gah it hurt too lol
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Have you ever made an "x" in the center of it with your fingernail? That keeps it from itching for a while. So does Cortisone 10 cream.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • Anti-histamine to the rescue!
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 12:39 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • I read somewhere that the bite itches because there's a tiny hole where the stinger went in that is exposed to the air. So if you cover the hole with pretty much anything--lotion, anti-itch cream, soap, even toothpaste in a pinch--the itching will stop.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 3:07 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • yuck! creepy
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 11:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2013

  • I put an ice cube and numb the area.
    Butterfly1108

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 12:10 AM on Jul. 3, 2013

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