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Posted: 8/17/2007 2:48:25 AM EDT
How do you make ant bites or mosquito bites stop itching?

I'm sure there is some method to relieve the irritation
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:50:19 AM EDT
Willpower?

Discipline?

Fire?
Tobacco juice?

benadril cream?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:50:48 AM EDT
Hydrocortisone cream

Benedryl and the like, they make non-drowsy antihistamines as well
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:55:02 AM EDT
iso alcohol
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:55:34 AM EDT
Just try not to think about it. Or try breaking your finger and it will take your mind off that bug bite.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:58:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Silence:
Willpower?


That's the one I'm using now

I just have a few bites and they don't really bother me

I was thinking about the last time we were at the beach

we got both ant and mosquito bites, she didn't take it well

After that I started carrying bug spray in my vehicle 24\7

I was just wondering about some remedies I can carry too
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:00:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By talon370:
Just try not to think about it. Or try breaking your finger and it will take your mind off that bug bite.


How about a toe? I'm used to that
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:02:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:04:03 AM EDT
Quick fix I use alcohol soap. Longer term I use Gold Bond Medicated powder, I prefer the green bottle. Wet the area and apply enough powder till it covers the spot.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:07:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2007 3:08:23 AM EDT by NAM]
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:10:01 AM EDT
Vapo-Rub.


Also, igf you do end up scratching it until it just begins to ooze/bleed, put a drop of clear nail polish on it. End of problem.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:14:08 AM EDT
put some spit on them, it works
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:24:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:26:20 AM EDT
Whiskey
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:38:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
After-Bite

www.tendercorp.com/


This stuff actually works! It has a lot of ammonia in it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:40:20 AM EDT
Jewel weed
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:40:27 AM EDT
Chig-A-rid works for me. I think the main ingredent is Camphor.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:45:21 AM EDT
Hae an attractive female suck it.

Your bite, of course.

Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:51:53 AM EDT
Burn the place with a cigarette. It'll stop itching immediately.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:52:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By peasant:
Burn the place with a cigarette. It'll stop itching immediately.


Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:56:45 AM EDT
Best and simplest method,

any bar of soap will stop it, just rub i little on it and forget it.

i swear by it


good luck
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:59:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By graywolf:
put some spit on them, it works
That does work.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 4:06:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2007 4:08:11 AM EDT by manowar669]

Originally Posted By NAM:
After-Bite

Originally Posted By kpel308:
Windex. Not kidding.

After-bite and windex both have ammonia. Just use ammonia, it works.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 4:42:12 AM EDT



Originally Posted By kpel308:
Windex. Not kidding.


AMMONIA

Link Posted: 8/17/2007 4:47:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 4:48:25 AM EDT
Rub some Vagisil or Gynalotrimine on it.


Link Posted: 8/17/2007 4:56:39 AM EDT
Burn them with a small propane torch and the itching will stop.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 5:25:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2007 5:26:10 AM EDT by stockshift]
I am allergic to mosquito bites. Plenty of experience in this area. My "reaction" to bug bites, due to my allergy, is probably 2-3x what you're experiencing. Blisters, open sores, are all commonplace even from the smallest bites.

People have already mentioned the OTC (over the counter) remedies. Those generally don't work for me. Maybe it's the allergy, I dunno.

But there is a mustard seed of truth in some of the recommendations to use heat to cure bug bites. No, you should not use a MAPP gas torch or cigarette.

I use boiling water. Seriously. I put a cup of water in the microwave and heat it until it boils (about 3-4 mins in my microwave, on HIGH). Remove the cup and get some cotton balls. Dip cotton ball in boiling water, apply to bug bite.

To be clear, this method hurts like all hell. You should not keep the cotton ball on the bite for any longer than you can tolerate. You're not looking to get a 1st or 2nd degree burn out of this. Repeat the procedure several times until the itch starts going away.

With my allergy, a bug bite will hang around for 1-2 weeks untreated. If I use the above method, it goes away in 1-2 days. This works.

Keep in mind this only works if the water is boiling hot. If it's not hot enough, it won't work. You'll have to reheat the water quite often to keep it at the right temperature. If you're an average person (in terms of pain endurance) I'd say if you can keep the cotton ball on the bite for 5+ seconds, the water is too cold. Back in the microwave it goes.

Caution - this obviously should not be used on kids (even though my mom used it on me, haha) and you should be aware of the possibility of 1st and 2nd degree burns from scalding water.



Link Posted: 8/17/2007 5:27:44 AM EDT
There is an anti-itch applicator pen you buy at WallyWorld. Basically it contains nothing
but hydrogen peroxide.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 5:31:31 AM EDT
I have bad allergic reations to bug bites and insect venoms too and use the very hot water treatment on them. Nothing gets rid of the itch like a dousing with very hot water, I think it actually feels good. Follow up with rubbing alcohol to help dry it up and cool it off.

Oh yeah, make sure you're sober when applying the hot water...
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 5:46:56 AM EDT
Smacking the bite area works for me
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:37:57 PM EDT
The hot water does work. It also works on poison ivy. It shocked the nerves into not felling anything, thus no itch.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:44:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By huggybro:
There is an anti-itch applicator pen you buy at WallyWorld. Basically it contains nothing
but hydrogen peroxide.


Hmmmm.......the hydrogen peroxide is right next to the bug spray
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:47:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dave666thomas:
Smacking the bite area works for me


Well.........if she gets the bite on her ass that might work out pretty good
if she gets it on her face that method might cause addditional problems
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:48:53 PM EDT
Scratch until it bleeds. That will let the magic smoke out.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:48:55 PM EDT
you have to literally scratch them off. Don't stop till its BLEEDS!
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:48:56 PM EDT
Remember that I have a pair of balls. But if you skirt really has a lot of static cling, get some benadryl...they make a non-drowsy formula nowadays.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:49:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:49:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2007 1:51:39 PM EDT by NOAWBR549]

Originally Posted By 22bad:
How do you make ant bites or mosquito bites stop itching?

I'm sure there is some method to relieve the irritation


Put some amonia on a cotton ball and apply it topically to the bite area. Keep the skin wet with the ammonia and after a few minutes you should have relief from the itch.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:03:07 PM EDT
I have had good luck with tooth paste. Put it on bite and no more itch. Old fashion white paste works best.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:37:43 PM EDT
Absorbine Jr.®
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:43:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Partisan:
I have had good luck with tooth paste. Put it on bite and no more itch. Old fashion white paste works best.


Do you think that Crest would work too?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:45:56 PM EDT
This is a multi-million dollar product waiting to happen. I'll buy lots of it if someone invents it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:48:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:48:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:02:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kpel308:
Windex. Not kidding.


It's because of the ammonia.

Windex also makes a great carpet cleaner
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:26:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stockshift:
I am allergic to mosquito bites. Plenty of experience in this area. My "reaction" to bug bites, due to my allergy, is probably 2-3x what you're experiencing. Blisters, open sores, are all commonplace even from the smallest bites.

People have already mentioned the OTC (over the counter) remedies. Those generally don't work for me. Maybe it's the allergy, I dunno.

But there is a mustard seed of truth in some of the recommendations to use heat to cure bug bites. No, you should not use a MAPP gas torch or cigarette.

I use boiling water. Seriously. I put a cup of water in the microwave and heat it until it boils (about 3-4 mins in my microwave, on HIGH). Remove the cup and get some cotton balls. Dip cotton ball in boiling water, apply to bug bite.

To be clear, this method hurts like all hell. You should not keep the cotton ball on the bite for any longer than you can tolerate. You're not looking to get a 1st or 2nd degree burn out of this. Repeat the procedure several times until the itch starts going away.

With my allergy, a bug bite will hang around for 1-2 weeks untreated. If I use the above method, it goes away in 1-2 days. This works.

Keep in mind this only works if the water is boiling hot. If it's not hot enough, it won't work. You'll have to reheat the water quite often to keep it at the right temperature. If you're an average person (in terms of pain endurance) I'd say if you can keep the cotton ball on the bite for 5+ seconds, the water is too cold. Back in the microwave it goes.

Caution - this obviously should not be used on kids (even though my mom used it on me, haha) and you should be aware of the possibility of 1st and 2nd degree burns from scalding water.






This must be why my hot oatmeal method works.

Cook the plain oatmeal in water. Spread the oatmeal on the "itchy area" and deal with the emense itch for 10 minutes. Wash off and be better.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:34:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:
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Make an X on it?
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