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insect bites remedies

Posted by samtom 9 FL (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 15, 14 at 8:16

I have used a chickweed salve and most bites clear up in a day or so.However I have one that continues to itch after several days, I had thought. It a chigger or mosquito bite.

Any suggestions?

thanks,


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RE: insect bites remedies

Don't itch! :) Seriously, itching only makes it worse.

But my favorite herb for that is mashed fresh plantain (Plantago major) leaf applied to bite. Works great and is free. Look for it in any untreated lawn.

FataMorgana


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RE: insect bites remedies

Regular laundry ammonia will neutralize the poison in most bug bites as well. It can be corrosive, so use with caution. I usually just apply a bit to the exact bite location with an earswab, and rinse off with water after the pain or itch begins to subside.

If your bite continues to be bothersome and develops an expanding pink area, suspect exposure to Lyme or some other disease and get it checked out.


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