How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites

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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 :) 

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    FluffyMallow89

    4 years ago

    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

    4 years ago

    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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    diannagail

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    rimar2000

    8 years ago on Introduction

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