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Home remedies
cartographer wrote in modernwisdom
Antihistamines make mosquito bites less itchy. Maybe everyone else in the world knew that already, but it was news to me pretty recently.

Ice can kill a coldsore if you get it early.

If you can't remember which stings are acidic and which are alkaline, an alliterative mnemonic is "Breadsoda for bees; vinegar for vasps".

Anyone else got home remedies?

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Antihistamines make mosquito bites less itchy

I didn't know that either and I have a bite on my leg that's driving me crazy, so I'll give it a go. Thank you!

I spent two days making low whining noise after mosquitoes ate my feet recently, until someone asked why I wasn't taking antihistamines. Worked like magic. And hey, if they don't work, you get a pleasant kind of dreamy day as the drugs work through your system.

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