They say if you scratch it, it just makes it worse, but MAN, do mosquito bites itch. Try one of these old standby solutions next time you get bitten.

There are jokes about the mosquito being Michigan's state bird. There are jokes wondering why Noah allowed mosquitoes on the ark. Getting bit my a mosquito is no joke. Mosquitoes suck.

Someone asked in a U.P Facebook group, "What is best to take away the itch of about 50 mosquitoes?" Here are some of the answers.

  • Benadryl
  • Calamine Lotion
  • Vinegar
  • Vicks Vapor Rub
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Flame Torch
  • Lavendar or Lemon Essential Oils
  • Gold Bond
  • Bio-Freeze
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Baking Soda Paste
  • Running Alcohol
  • Ammonia
  • Tequila. You have to drink it though. It doesn’t work superficially.

Have you tried any of these folk cures? Does your family have any home remedies that you swear by? Here are some other ideas recommended by

  • Oatmeal
  • Crushed Ice
  • HoneyBasil
  • Onion
  • Thyme
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Garlic

Remember mosquitoes are like family: they might be a pain but they carry our blood.

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