Introduction: How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites

It's summertime and the inevitable pesky mosquitoes are back and ready to cause you lots of itching and scratching (especially if your like me and then can find you in a crowd). But scratch no more, with this simple instructable you can vanish the itchy and sweeling associated with these bites. 

Step 1: What You Need

-an itchy mosquito bite ( the bite in these picture are from the back of my knee..i know they look dirty but i swear they are clean :)
-toner/astringent - for mine i will be using one i use on my face with salicylic acid, Ive also heard witch hazel works well
-cotton ball

Step 2: How to Apply

-take the cotton ball and apply astringent to it until damp
-wipe cotton ball over the bite area 
the astringent should be cleaning out the mosquito saliva, which is actually the cause the swelled,  itchy bite mark. 

Step 3: Ta-da

The itching should have stopped immediately after application and the sweeling should go away within 5 minutes. Now back to the great outdoors :) 

Comments

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FluffyMallow89 (author)2014-05-13

This is a really unique idea by the way, the goal is to make it as difficult for those pesky insects as possible.

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FluffyMallow89 (author)2014-05-13

I feel that the reasons mosquitos attack people more when they are younger is because they have softer skin that's easier for them to suck blood from, and even detect from a far away distance.

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gemtree (author)2011-08-06

Fabulous! I will try it! Thanks!

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diannagail (author)2010-08-08

Apple cider vinegar works and doesn't smell as bad as white vinegar.

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pagangod (author)2010-07-14

cool

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rimar2000 (author)2010-07-13

White vinegar is good, also. The only problem is the smell, if you don't like it, but it lasts some minutes only.

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