How to stop mosquito bites from itching? (Mosquitos don’t bite, they sting, but that was the most searched keyword, soo had to use that one 😉 )

The below tips are the collection of tips that helped many people. However, some of them worked for me, and some of them didn’t. I will comment on them below.

How to stop mosquito bites from itching?

Tips for a quick mosquito bite relief:

  1. ✔️Place a spoon in boiling hot water, then pat on bites.  Check the spoon first, it should not cause burns but must be hot enough. The heat destroys the protein formed in the bite and it also soothes the itching.
  2. ✔️Use a hairdryer to apply heat on the stung area, just be careful not to get a burn. I tried the hairdryer method myself successfully. It gets super itchy at first when the heat is applied but then the itching disappears really fast.
  3. ✔️Apply warm to hottish water to stop the itching straight away.  I use this method quite often. It works!
  4. Use deodorant. Some people swear by this method, but I’ve never tried it. They say it stops the itch really quick.
  5. Dab a white vinegar on the bites, the itch disappears straight away (they say). Never tried it.
  6. Apply Colloidal silver
  7. Crushed plantain leaves. Apply Plantain on the sting to stop the itch. Crumble the plantain and squash it, then apply to the affected skin area. Plantains grow everywhere, so check your backyard.
  8. Apply a hand sanitizer with alcohol in it. Helps after applying a few times for me.
  9. Use Alcohol wipes
  10. Apply a baking soda paste. Some people swear by this method, but it doesn’t really help me. It may work for you.
  11. Witch hazel. Many people use it to stop mosquito bites from itching. Did not help me at all.
  12. Witch hazel and tea tree oil together
  13. Rub the inside of a banana peel to reduce the itching.
  14. Spray a hair spray to seal the bite, then it stops itching. Never tried this method (it sounds weird), but good to know when you have nothing else around.
  15. Wet the area and put salt as soon as possible
  16. Apply Listerine
  17. Rub a basil leaf
  18. Apple cider vinegar
  19. Rub an onion 
  20. Apply Lavender oil
  21. Use Tea tree oil
  22. Lavender and peppermint essential oil together to stop the itch
  23. Aloe Vera
  24. Lemon juice from real lemons
  25. Rub a lemon peel
  26. Apply a toothpaste
  27. Rub a cucumber slice
  28. Use Vapor rub
  29. Apply coconut oil as soon as possible
  30. Apply anything with menthol 
  31. Cold spoon or ice cubes applied on the bite mark. Cold doesn’t help me at all. Some people use this method and say it is effective 🤷‍♀️

Which method have you tried, and what helped you to stop the nasty mosquito stings from itching? Please, share below!


Hi! My name is Feruza. I am from sunny Uzbekistan. Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys and have a wonderful supportive husband. I hold Masters' degree in Multimedia Engineering, but at this moment, I am just a Mom. With all my love to my family, I try to nourish them with wholesome foods always trying and experimenting new recipes. My hobbies are languages, healthy lifestyle, nourishing food, books, sewing, knitting, DIYs, homeschooling, and much more! I felt the need of my own corner where I could collect all of my favorite recipes and information without losing them. And here it is! Enjoy!

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