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    what's the best treatment for mosquitoes bites?

    what's the best treatment for mosquitoes bites? I was bitten by thounsands of mosquitos on weekend.

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    Vinegar. Douche liberally.

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    what's the best treatment for mosquitoes bites?

    Just itch them like crazy until they bleed.


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    The best treatment is prevention! Constantly moving is what I do but I keep a can of Deep Woods Off in my CamalBak for emergencies like if I have to stop and fix the bike or if I crash or something.

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    It's not so much a matter of best, more like what works best for you, and how far along the bites are.
    try wiping them off with alcohol, then a warm bath with any or all of these things.
    apple cider vinegar
    oatmeal
    tea, chickweed is best
    ammonia
    baking soda

    then rinse with plain or salt water and try tea tree oil, lavender oil, underarm deodorant, witch hazel, calamine, or mouthwash and let dry.
    Round and round we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    The best treatment is prevention! Constantly moving is what I do but I keep a can of Deep Woods Off in my CamalBak for emergencies like if I have to stop and fix the bike or if I crash or something.
    +1 Prevention is the only cure...I too carry a small spray tube of OFF, you can get them in the camping section at Wallyworld, they are about the size of a roll of nickels..perfect for any hydropack!
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    a dissolved aspirin tablet (w/water) makes great anti-itch paste, better IMHO than over the counter stuff.

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    Soak it in cider.
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    Calamine lotion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Calamine lotion
    where do you get it ?

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    Only problem with using Off is that sweat from riding will wash it away and as soon as you stop you'll be attacked by the little blood suckers. There's these bracelets soaked in citronella that work fairly well, they're also deet free. But anything with deet is still the best preventative.

    To help with the itch make a paste with baking soda and a little water. Baking soda in itself is an amazing product.
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    Slap hot iron to it. Seriously? Mosquito bites?

    They have this stuff called insect repellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    where do you get it ?
    Any drug store. It also goes by the name Caladryl, they sell it as itch relief for poison ivy, crabs etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Soak it in cider.
    Sorry I spelled that wrong I meant "soak it inside her".

    Or as already stated Calamine lotion works great.
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    Cortizone 10 also comes in icy-formula

    Walmart and any normal grocery store or pharmacy should have this.


    also known to have effect: Calamine lotion or cortaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sorry I spelled that wrong I meant "soak it inside her".

    Or as already stated Calamine lotion works great.
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    a cigarette will make it stop itching. Apply burning end liberally to each bite.

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    I learned through experience years ago that a hot bath relieved a lot of my itching problems; so some years back I thought to try just heating the skin with a hair dryer...For me, it feels like the best "scratching" of the itch without breaking any skin. And the best thing is it takes the itch away for hours at a time typically...and the hot air from a hair dryer can reach those places on my back I can't reach with my hand anyway. Give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    a cigarette will make it stop itching. Apply burning end liberally to each bite.
    Will this stop the itch?

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    I've had pretty good luck with Gold Bond anti-itch cream.

    Gold Bond Rapid Relief Anti-Itch Cream

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    what's the best treatment for mosquitoes bites?

    Suggesting repellent, because that's completely 100% effective all the time. Brilliant. If only others had thought of that.

    Anyway, I get swarmed and eaten alive, because they just like me. Shockingly even if I use deet. Last year, I found this Allegra anti allergy/itch cream, and it worked much better than a lot of other OTC stuff I've tried. Maybe it'll work for you? The earlier comment was spot on In that it's probably different for everyone depending on their reaction to the bites.

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