How to Stop a Mosquito Bite from Itching Using a Spoon

If you are opposed to using medication to reduce itching and swelling from a mosquito bite, try this nifty spoon trick that will deliver relief right away.

Steps

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    Clean infected area. It’s always a good idea to disinfect an area that has been bitten or stung by an insect.
    • Use warm water and antibacterial soap to clean area.
    • Pat dry with clean, dry towel.
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    Heat water in a tea kettle or microwave. Bring water to a rolling boil and remove from heat.
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    Dip clean spoon into the water. Allow spoon to heat up but avoid letting it get to the point where it’s scalding--about 15 to 20 seconds will do the trick.
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    Apply the back of the spoon to your bite and allow it to sit for a few seconds. You should feel itch relief within a few seconds of applying the spoon. The heat from the spoon will destroy the protein that causes the itching.

Things You’ll Need

  • Spoon
  • Hot water

Tips

  • Consult with a medical professional if bite continues to swell, become red and hot to the touch or oozes pus (this indicates an infection and may need medical treatment).
  • Test spoon heat before applying to skin (to avoid being burned).
  • Use this method as often as needed until itching subsides.

Article Info

Categories: Stings Bites and Burns