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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can i put on mosquito bites to ease the itching?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 2 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Cortisone cream: Prescription strength if you have it, otherwise OTC hydrocortisone.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What should I put on my mosquito bite before it starts to itch?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mosquito bite: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can you ease the itching of mosquito bites?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Itching: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Or apply a paste of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) to the bites.
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A female asked:

How do you stop a mosquito bites from itching?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Mosquito Bites: Mix baking soda and vinegar to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the site of the mosquito bite. The chemistry of the paste will react with the toxins in the venom to neutralize the acid and provide immediate relief from itching.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What should I do about a mosquito bite that doesn't stop itching?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching.

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