What’s Your Summer Time Go-To For Mosquito Bite Relief In Maine?
Each year we wait in dread for it; those pesky skeeters, and their ridiculously annoying bites!
Because I'm super-pale, I tend to layer up in the summer, so they don't get to me as much as they do my kids. And let me tell you, my daughters seem to have allergic reactions to mosquito bites. The sites swell up to huge welts, and itch like the dickens!
A quick Google search of "best mosquito bite relief" did yield some potentially helpful ideas.
But in my quest to find relief for my girls, I got to wondering: what are your tried-and-true, go-to mosquito bite remedies?
So I asked.
And here's what you had to say.
Rubbing Alcohol seemed high on the list.
Mary Klein Drouin Rubbing alcohol. I've found that going in my hot tub helps along with poison oak and ivy. The chlorine makes it feel better and dries it up.
Brad Rice Rubbing alcohol
John Ware Rubbing alcohol
Andy Soule Alcohol or hand sanitizer. So many ticks this year, the mosquitoes may get pushed out.
Afterbite also made the list multiple times.
April Thibodeau After bite
Harry Wilson Jr. After bite
Some of you had other remedies and ointments to try...
Hilton Langille Equate 1% cortisone
Bob Hatch Hydrocortisone cream works, but I also hear that, if you rub a slice of cucumber on a mosquito bite, it will relieve the itching.
Tempal Marie Mailey Stay inside with a/c? I am highly allergic to their saliva and allergic to deet and most bug sprays. So I hide out the best I can.
Cathy Prescott Don't get a bite lol
Or maybe they should just follow this advice and just give in?!
Furrøw Wøød Alcohol Internally till they don't bite anymore...
Paul Keezer Bourbon...1-Shot..and 1- Beer...good old George T..right there...
Kelly Mahar Scratch it until I go insane
Admittedly, I might have the little ladies skip the booze and insanity, but that doesn't mean I can't try it!
Hopefully, something on this list will actually work for the kids, and maybe even others who need a little help in the mosquito bite department!