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So, there I was, last saturday, grafted to the living room couch, watching TV, with hands over my head, when I suddenly feel some annoyance in the back of my left hand.

 

I kinda shrug it off and continue watch Andromeda (or Scrubs, can't really recall), and then I feel again, the same sensation, on the same hand, only now on the inner side of first phalanx of the index finger.

 

This time I change posture and squashed the culprit, a freaking mosquito, in plain daylight. To add insult to injury, the brainless bug not only chose to go on a feeding frenzy right in the middle of the afternoon, but it insisted on drilling through my skin twice, when I was fully awake (kinda, remember I was watching TV), and then it failed to draw a single droplet of blood each time.

 

I guess what really bothers me is that it is monday and I still itch from the freaking bug bites.

 

So, getting to the point, Do you know anything that can be gotten at a drug store for the bug bites?, Any home remedies?

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I use the Aveeno anti-itch cream. seems to work well.

 

If you think that's bad, my fiancee a month or so ago switched to a liquid fabric softener for all our clothes, and the stuff MAKES ME ITCH LIKE CRAZY!!!

 

Even now weeks after I still itch in a few areas until the residue can wear off...

 

Damon.

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You can get an "At home surgical kit" from almost any store. Take a sharp knife and remove the bug bites. Those bites are guarenteed never to itch again. I recommend a knife with a stainless steel blade. They do sell accessories to the home surgery kit at the liquor store. I suggest you buy at least a pint of the strongest stuff on the shelf.

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Aveeno is good for soaking in the tub for somethig like poison ivy

 

Baking soda in a paste on the effected area works. It's good for bee stings too.

 

Calamine lotion. Get the clear stuff unless you like having pink polka-dots.

 

Take some benedryl. One tablet should do it. The itching you are experiencing is a histamine reaction. Antihistamines work great.

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Meat tenderizer, made into a paste with water, put that on. Works wonders on chigger bites.

Okay, I'm jumping in here rather late, but I grew up understanding that a meat tenderizer was one of those large, heavy, square-ended metal things with lots of pointy bits used to pummel your meat while it's between saran wrap or something. So now I'm wondering what kind of tool one uses to pulverize it to mix with the water....

 

pondering,

Jess

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Meat tenderizer, made into a paste with water, put that on. Works wonders on chigger bites.

Okay, I'm jumping in here rather late, but I grew up understanding that a meat tenderizer was one of those large, heavy, square-ended metal things with lots of pointy bits used to pummel your meat while it's between saran wrap or something. So now I'm wondering what kind of tool one uses to pulverize it to mix with the water....

 

pondering,

Jess

Jess it's ok, Meat tenderizer is also a powder you can buy at the store. It is actually enzymes naturally found in cells that digest cells when they die. I believe the technical term for it is lysozyme. It's been a while since I had to crack a Microbiology book.

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There are a lot of mosquitos, bees and wasps here in Louisiana.

My family usea mixture of Meat Tenderizer (Unseasoned unless your a masochist, In which case you wouldn't be complaining about a bug bite. :lol: ), toothpaste,and tobacco.

 

Just get a cigarette, take out the tobacco and a little colgate and some meat tenderizer, so that it is 80% tobbacco and can be applied as a poultice.

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Just get a cigarette, take out the tobacco and a little colgate and some meat tenderizer, so that it is 80% tobbacco and can be applied as a poultice.

And when you're done, you've got a smoke that makes your breath fresh and your teeth whiter :devil:

*coughs and chokes*

*falls over laughing!*

 

:lol:

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