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Does anyone have any natural remedies for insect bites?

I'm getting mosquito bites all over and wondering if anyone knows anything natural that I can use on them. I did take some Benedryl but it isn't helping much. Any answers would be very much appreciated. I'm tired of itching LOL.

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SophiaofLight

Asked by SophiaofLight at 8:42 PM on Aug. 1, 2009 in Health

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  • baking soda/water paste
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:45 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • My sister told me to use deodorant. The white stuff. It does work.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 8:47 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • witchhazel, benedryl stick, toothpaste, deodorant. I use anti anti -itch ointment that I bought in the grocery store, but that wouldn't be a natural cure. Good luck!
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:48 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • baking soda and water, make a paste
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 8:56 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • Thank you for all the tips, going to mix up some baking soda paste now. Never heard of deodorant for bites but am willing to give it a try. Can't go to store to get anything because DH is working and we only have one car.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 9:07 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • Rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer...gets the itch out quickly. Vinegar works good on hives, so maybe that will work on bug bites too. Calamine lotion works too.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:50 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • plain Ivory soap layer it on and let it dry and then wash it all off, they will be gone by the next day
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 3:43 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Put toothpaste on the bites; a
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:00 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

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