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

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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.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What should I put on mosquito bites?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remedies: 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. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine.
A 47-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers2 doctors 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 2 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have no cream to put on my mosquito bites and they really itch?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: Buy some solarcaine spray and 1% hydorcortisone cream and the itching will stop.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What if your mosquito bite starts oozing?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Oozing clear: Material is probably ok (blister?) but oozing whitish purulent material may mean an infection.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How long do mosquito bites itch for?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Days: Usually last for a few days, rarely over week.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2014

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