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A 45-year-old member asked:

inch wide mosquito bite, what should i do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste & place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
OTC hydrocortisone is cheap & easy to use.
Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Dr. Dohan provided useful information.
Sep 25, 2013

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