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How to Make Insect Bites Stop Itching

Even though it’s not hard to protect ourselves from insects, they still manage to bite us. So, we recommend using the tips from this article to make your leisure time outside more enjoyable.

5-Minute Crafts would like to remind you that if you’re intolerant to any of the products from our list, or if you’re allergic to insect bites, you should consult a doctor first before following any of these recommendations.

Banana peel

Rub the bite with the inner side of the banana peel. It has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated skin.

Baking soda

Baking soda is a versatile remedy that is great at relieving the itchiness from bites. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water, apply the resulting mixture to a cotton pad, and put it on the bite for 10 minutes. Repeat if necessary.


Oddly enough, ketchup can also help relieve itching. It’s enough to apply it to the bite and leave it for a couple of minutes.


Skim milk is a great remedy against itching. Mix it with water in equal amounts and dip a cotton pad in this mixture. Press it against the bite until you feel relief.


Just rub the bite with half a lemon and wait. By the way, lemon can also be used as a remedy for ant bites. Just don’t forget to wash off the juice before going out in the sun, otherwise, you can get a sunburn.

Heated spoon

Heat a metal spoon in hot water for 1 minute and then apply it to the bite for 2 minutes. Surprisingly the itching will be instantly relieved. Be careful to not burn yourself.

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