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Mayo Clinic Remedies for Mosquito Bites


Most mosquito bites stop itching and heal on their own in a few days. These self-care tips from the Mayo Clinic may make you more comfortable.


  • Apply a lotion, cream or paste. Putting calamine lotion or nonprescription hydrocortisone cream on the bite can help ease the itch. Or try dabbing the bite with a paste made of baking soda and water. Reapply several times daily until your symptoms go away.


  • Apply a cool compress. Try soothing the bite by applying a cold pack or a cool, moist cloth for a few minutes


  • Take an oral antihistamine. For stronger reactions, try taking a nonprescription antihistamine (Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, others).


Source: Mayo Clinic Staff. Find more health and medical information on mayoclinic.org.



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