While there are plenty of ways to try to prevent the bites in the first place, nothing is 100 percent foolproof. And most of us know all too well that mosquitoes have a knack for finding even the tiniest bit of exposed skin.
Mix baking soda and warm water.
One tablespoon to one pint of water is a good ratio to use. Gently apply to the affected area. Use your clean fingers, a cotton swab or a popsicle stick to apply. Leave on for a few minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Apply vinegar to the bite.
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar. Place the soaked cotton ball over the mosquito bites. If you don’t want to hold it, tape it in place. Leave on for 5 minutes and the itching should stop. If you have many bites, you may want to take a very hot bath in a tub filled with water and 2 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar.
Use an onion.
Other than making you produce tears, a fresh slice of onion can also help take the sting out of a bite. Simply place a fresh slice on the affected area for several minutes until the itching subsides. Be sure to wash the area thoroughly afterwards.
Local raw honey will take the sting out.
Simply, take a small amount of honey and apply directly to the bite. Honey also has anti-microbial properties that can help prevent infection.
Try a dry bar of soap.
Another remedy for mosquito bits is to rub a bar of dry soap directly on the bite. This will help provide temporary relief to the itching. Remember to wash it off throughly after the itch fades away.
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties which will ease the itching. For even more relief, stash aloe vera gel in the fridge, since the cold will also help with the itchiness.
Rub a fresh basil leaf on the bite.
Basil has been shown to repel mosquitoes. It does have anti-inflammatory properties, which will stop itching.
Use raw egg white to cover the bite. As it dries and contracts on the bite, it will draw out some of the mosquito’s saliva.