In my last post, I talked about how I was able to find the best natural mosquito repellent.
But, what about the bites you already have? They swell up, they leave ugly scars, and the worst part – they itch like crazy!
How do you relieve that annoying mosquito bite itch?
There are a ton of “solutions” you’ll find on the internet, and I’ve tried SO MANY of them!
I’ll tell you which two work the fastest and most effectively. I’m not saying the other methods don’t work, but these two have been tried and true for me. In my opinion, they are the best.
This will work for mosquito bites as well as other bug bites that itch.
Best Ways to Get Rid of Mosquito Bite Itch
1. Hair Dryer
This one is my favorite remedy. It’s so quick and easy, and it works!
I found out about this hair dryer method a few years ago and it has yet to fail me. When I first read about it, I thought it was a bunch of bull. But at the time, I had a ton of bites on my legs and I had tried all sorts of creams and oils and nothing had worked. So, I figured, ‘What the heck, I’ll give it a try.” Shockingly, it worked REALLY REALLY well, and it worked instantly.
All you do is turn on your hair dryer and apply the hot air directly onto your bug bite.
Concentrate heat on that bite for several seconds until you start to feel a slight sting from the heat (don’t over do it and burn your skin), take the heat off of the bite for a couple of seconds, and repeat. Apply heat, release, apply heat, release. Do this a few times. That’s it! You’ll notice that the itch is not there anymore and it will remain gone for hours.
There is another method that is similar in theory. Applying heat to the bite with a heated metal spoon. If you don’t have access to a hair dryer, then you can use this method. Heat up a spoon in hot water and apply the back of the spoon on to your bite. Even though this method works, the reason why I don’t like this method as much as the hair dryer method is because it is more work. You have to first heat up the spoon, then wait for it to cool down enough to apply it on your skin, but you also can’t have it too cool, because then it won’t help the itch.
If you have multiple bites, then you have to keep repeating this process over and over again. It’s kind of a pain in the a**. Which is why I love the hair dryer method. Simple, quick, and easy.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Another one of my favorite ways to kill those mosquito bite itch is to use tea tree oil. Essential oils in general are amazing and they are simply great to have around. Tea Tree oil is one of those oils and it can be used for so many things! It’s a must-have.
It has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that will start working on that pesky mosquito bite immediately.
What I usually do is a combo of Hair Dryer + Tea Tree Oil. Whenever I get a mosquito bite, I will first apply tea tree oil directly on to the bite, then when I start to notice any itching, I blast it with some heat with my hair dryer to stop the itch, then I re-apply the tea tree oil on the bite throughout the day, about 2-3 times per day.
It’s really easy and simple.
These two home remedies are my favorite ways to get that itch out of mosquito bites.
If you have other suggestions for getting rid of the itch, feel free to leave a comment below.
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Thanks so much!