Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My bug bites make the Baby Jesus cry

I'm going CRAZY from mosquito bites. I didn't sleep last night and my prescription bite cream isn't helping much. If you know any itch remedies, I'd love to hear them. These are the ones I already know; sadly, they don't help me much:

--mix up baking soda/water paste; apply to bite
--mix up meat tenderizer/water paste; apply to bite
--apply Vick's VapoRub to bite
--make an X on the bite with your thumb nail

If you post an itch remedy that actually helps me, I'll send you a handmade crosstitch bookmark. I'm for reals, y'all.


Anonymous Jenny PP said...

Ummmmmmm, scratch the fuck out of them until you're bleeding constantly and permanently scarred? That's my personal favorite. I don't have any good remedies, sorry. Why so many bites? Are you wearing repellant and they ignore it? Or are you sans repellant? Poor AJWP. :( I feel your pain, in OH in particular I was like the sweetest treat in the county for the mosquitos. I would be COVERED all summer.

4:11 PM  
Blogger J said...

i like calomine lotion a lot.

also, wet an asprin and rub it on.

4:17 PM  
Blogger frog said...

A little dab of your saliva may help.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Canada said...

Check out the Lee Valley Therapik. I linked it with US$. It may not do much right now, but for any and all future bites, this thing works!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Canada said...

Right now meaning by the time you get it!

11:19 PM  
Blogger art-sweet said...

There's this itch relief stuff that smells like ammonia. I can't remember what it's called, but it smells like ammonia and it works. Comes in a skinny little tube. Also, running the bite under very hot water works for me.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Clementine said...

Okay, now we're getting somewhere! Y'all are my heroes for giving me new solutions to try. J. and Art-Sweet, extra props to you for suggesting two remedies apiece. frog, kudos on going au naturel, though I'm skeptical about the effectiveness of my own spit for this particular purpose. Do the bites have to be open wounds for the spit thing to work, or can they be closed welts? And Canada, you rock for suggesting a product that sounds like it burns the itch right out of you. As soon as I get a little cash-ola, I'm gonna buy one of those things. You swear it works? I'm especially interested in the whole heating factor, since 2 of you mentioned it.

And JPP, your scratching remedy is the one I'm using right now. Too bad the itch doesn't go away even with the open sores, eh?

So the contest is on hold until I can try all of the remedies. If yours works, you will have your own Subversive Cross Stitch bookmark as well as my undying gratitude. Thanks, guys.

2:11 PM  
Blogger ExecHousewife said...

T tree oil. I had pups (itchy as hell rash during pregnancy) and I used diluted T tree oil. Got rid of the rash and itch when nothing else worked. It is expensive, stinks but a little goes a long way.

3:18 AM  

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