Bug bites are one of summer’s little annoyances, and the itchy, puffy marks mosquitoes leave are the worst ones. Prevention with mosquito control in Winston Salem, NC is the best medicine, but in case you’re caught off guard, we want to help you get relief. We know not everyone keeps medications on hand, so we’ve come up with a list of the best home remedies for mosquito bites using products you already have.

1. Soap

Rub a dry bar of soap directly onto the skin for instant relief, then rinse off when the itching is gone.

2. Onion

Hold a slice of onion on the bite until the itching goes away, then rinse.

3. Ice Pack

Holding an ice pack on the bite for a few minutes will relieve symptoms quickly.

4. Honey

Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory that will take down the swelling and itching fast.

5. Vinegar

Vinegar fixes everything! Just a drop or two on the bite will give you fast relief.

6. Oatmeal Paste

Make a thick paste with a tablespoon or so of dry oats mixed with a couple drops of water. Apply to the bite and let sit until you feel relief.

7. Salt Paste

Just like with the oatmeal, make a paste out of fine salt and a drop or two of water. Apply to the bite and rinse off after it stops itching completely.

8. Citrus Juice

A couple drops of lemon or lime juice will take the sting and itch away quickly.

9. Baking Soda Paste

Like the other pastes, mix a little baking soda with a drop of water and apply to the bite. For added effect, use vinegar instead of water.

10. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is known for its anti-inflammatory agents. If you don’t have essential oils laying around, though, try a peppermint toothpaste.

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