I’m so excited about this Tuesday Tip. Have you ever had a bug bite that itched like crazy? Or have you ever had a bug bite that swells up like CRAZY and it’s huge and you aren’t sure what to do? Well, I have an awesome solution. I need to credit my mom for this one (who credits her grandmother if I remember properly).
A little story for you … when my oldest (who is almost EIGHT! What?!?), was just a few months old we were in my moms care with her, and there was a wasp that got in the car with us. It landed on my baby’s head and we got it off quickly. Although, he had a small red mark on his head where he’d started to get bitten, or had been. We got him back to my mom’s house, and she made this magic paste! It totally got the swelling down, and the redness down after just a few minutes!
I also have a problem where mosquito LOVE me. It’s totally insane and it makes me mad. They do. The greatest part (read sarcastically), is that when I get a mosquito bite, they get HUGE and are so crazy itchy. Well, this paste … totally takes that swelling WAY down and the itch is gone.
This is all you have to do to get rid of bug bite itch.
Get some baking soda (I used about 1 tsp) and then add a little water (1/4-1/2 tsp) until you have a PASTE. If you add too much water, it’ll be like water (imagine that!) instead of a paste, and it needs to sit on the bite like the picture below. If you do add too much water, just add more baking soda until you have the paste consistency.
Just use a spoon (or your fingers) and kind of pat the paste onto the bite. It won’t necessarily WANT to stay, so you have to be careful and still.
Leave the paste until it is dry.
Here is what it’ll look like when it’s mostly dry/dry. It will be practically falling off.
Some of the paste will have dried around the edge more and left a film (you can see the in above picture). Use a wet cloth to gently rub just where is necessary to remove the left over paste. The spot may be slightly red, but the swelling and itching will start to subside. Leave it alone and just make sure to not bother it. It’ll work fairly quickly. Repeat if needed.
Do you have an awesome tip to share that has been passed on to from previous generations?