Tuesday, July 12, 2011

the best way to stop mosquito bites from itching

So I to top off a lovely weekend of cleaning out my grandmother in laws home who may not live much longer. I got covered in mosquito bites. I mean COVERED!!!! I look like I have the chicken pox! I have 13 on my left foot alone (most of which are in the arch of my foot or the heel making it impossible to wear shoes). And before you even say it yes I used bug repellent the stronger deet stuff..and lots of it. My kiddos were pretty ate up too. So I was miserable and researched and tried all different methods. This was what has worked best of all.

Make this oatmeal soak. I ground up oatmeal (about 2 or 3 cups)til it was a powder then added baking soda(about half cup) then added some powdered milk(about cup). Mix then pour into a tub of warm water and soak for twenty minutes. (stir before you get in).

Then (and I forgot to picture this part) when you get out dot each mosquito with plain old vinegar (this will feel like you were stabbed with a white hot poker by the devil himself but hey if it stops the itching I will take it at this point!)

Then dab hydracortizone (which helps block histamine) on each one I bought the cooling gel kind. and when that dries in cover it with gold bond powders which has Mentholatum and zinc.(both great for itching) I also have taken benadryl at bed time and put some of my powder ice packs on my feet to numb the itching so I can fall asleep. Hope this helps some poor soul out there suffering like me.:)

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  1. Ouch! Sorry to hear you are suffering.

    I don't know if there are health risks, but I heard a long time ago (and it works for me), to cover the bite with nail polish (I use clear so I don't look like a freak). Once the nail polish is dry, it blocks the air which is instrumental in making it itch. Wear it until the nail polish wears off. No itching! :)

    I've never been *covered* in bites, so I don't know if it would be bad to put that much on.... but you might want to try it on one or two sometime.

  2. Hi Aimee, dealing with a whole multitude of mosquito bites like you had must have been a nightmare, I know how excruciatingly annoying they can be. I myself started researching cures for mosquito bite itch after my family visited me in Thailand, some of them suffered terrible with bites, even developing whet looked like skeeter syndrome. So I put together a pretty comprehensive list of things which most people could find close to hand. Take a look, I'm sure you will agree.
    Best regards,Darren.


  3. Thanks for the tips. I know I did tons of research and tried allot of the methods that you mentioned and posted what I found to work the best this summer when I was soo miserable. I forgot how awful that was and I reread the blog post quick!!! I am going to go to bed very thankful that I don't have to try to sleep with icepack on my feet!!! thanks for the heads up.