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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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Vinegar also for jellyfish.

Spit makes itchy bites temporarily less itchy, but don't let anyone see you doing it.

Ice can kill a coldsore if you get it early.

Really? WIN. How long do you have to hold it on for?

Until it hurts and you can't feel your fingers any more. You have to get it when it's at the tingly stage. It does seem to work though.

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