Best home remidy for Skeeter bites?

United States
July 4, 2009 7:53pm CST
Well it may be summer but those lil blood suckers are out in swarms and of course my lil ones are big victems of theirs. I want to say I recall someone saying that deoderant helped with the bites. But I don't recall if that was accurate or if they used baby rash ointment? Anyone remember?
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• United States
5 Jul 09
baking soda paste.it works very well for me,better than calamine. just a little water and some soda mixed up enough to stick.
• United States
7 Jul 09
does it reduce the swelling of the bite as well? I swear my youger 2 look like skeeter pincushions... poor things. & DS has scratched enough that he's made a few bleed.
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• United States
8 Jul 09
it seems to-i'm one of those that one bite,i get a welt.i think i'm allergic to it or something..and it's just so much more livable after using the paste.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Mom used to put calomine lotion on our bites. It didn't help much, nothing seems to. I've read that wearing a dryer sheet keeps the mosquitoes away better than anything. We don't have many skeeters here and I've only gotten two bites this year but I sure do hate 'em! This sounds gross, I know, but when a bit starts itching I wet my finger by sticking it in my mouth then rub it on the bite. It relieves the itching for about 15-30 minutes. I don't know why it works, but it does.
• United States
7 Jul 09
I totally forgot about the dryer sheet, I'm sure I've heard of that before.
@LeavaoDe (349)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Hi. Some remedies that my family has been using are: 1. Apple cider - we rub apple cider on the bites - it relieves the itch. 2. Toothpaste - we put a little toothpaste on the bites - relieves the itch. 3. Aloe - we use the aloe from the aloe plant - it relieves the itch and heals too. We use whatever we have available. I have heard the one about deoderant. It is said it provides instant relief. Don't know if it actually works. I will have to try that one day. :) Happy myLotting!!!
• United States
5 Jul 09
I've never heard of the ones you listed but thanks for posting them I'll have to give a few of them a try :)
@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I spray hair spray on them and the itch goes away.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Avon Skin so Soft