I need HELP. I don’t know why, but the mosquito population has increased in my city this year and I cannot keep them off me. I try to wear long sleeves and pants and bug spray when I can, but even just one hour without taking those precautions leaves me with 10+ bites and they are UGLY - they get so swollen and red and by the time they’re gone, I’m left with dark spots that I can’t get rid of. I really really don’t want to be covered in blemishes during my wedding in two months - what are some home remedies for mosquito bites that work and get rid of them fast???
Latest activity by Pirate & 60s Bride, on July 30, 2019 at 9:20 PM
I use Benadryl extra strength stop itching gel. It takes away the itch completely and almost cools the skin and takes away the redness. They have it at Target, Walmart.
Ugh I get the WORST bug bites. I find the "wood" version of bug spray seems to work best and just some high percentage hydro-cortisone. Being a mosquito magnet is the worst. I can definitely empathize.
Hydrocortisone, Benadryl immediately after getting bitten. Moisturizing and healing lotions.
I have the same problem and mosquitoes love me and they swell up etc etc as well. I'm Asian and swear by tiger balm, but it does have a strong scent. I was using extra strength benadryl, but somehow the tiger balm works better.
The mosquitoes love me too unfortunately 😭 not really a repellant or cute, but I saw you’re worried about how they may look on your wedding day. If you’re getting airbrush makeup your artist should be able to cover it up and once it dries the makeup won’t smudge off.
I LOVE Burt’s bees bug spray. It’s natural ingredients (just like oils and stuff) and works better than any other bug spray I’ve used... and it doesn’t have the chemicals that most other bug sprays have, and I actually think it smells pretty good lol.
Also Afterbite is amazing if you’ve already gotten bit. It’s a little stick and you can just carry it in your purse... the sooner you can get it on after you get bit, the better. Like you know that point where it’s starting to get a little itchy but it hasn’t swelled up yet? If you can get the afterbite on at that point, it sometimes has completely prevented it from swelling for me!
I feel you I am like mosquito bate too. So a few things:
If you are worried about mosquitoes being around on your wedding day a few things to try:
1) Lavender, smells pretty, looks pretty but is a natural bug repellent as well as lemon grass.
2) TerraShield, from doTERRA, its an essential oil mix, I thought it was crazy but worth a shot and it has done wonders for me. It'l mot sticky, I actually like the smell, it natural. You don't need a lot for it to work. Down side it's not cheep
3) I'm mot sure what your wedding theme is but at Lowes and Homedepot. (I'm sure you can find it on amazon as well) they sell touch oil (like for tekkie torches) that have citronella and cider in them. It's a blue liquid. But that stuff is works really well. If you have little mason jars made into torches at each table that should definitely help keep them away and they look kinda cute. You can also put a little, as if it were lighter fluid in a fire pit and have a fire pit going. or just do tekkie torches.
4) Vitamin B (This one I haven't tried but have seen on pinttrest). Supposably is you increase your into of Vitamin B when you sweat bugs will be less attracted to the smell.
Recovery/covering the scares:
1) For the scares that you already have coconut oil and any lotion that has vitamin E in it will help the healing process. I think there are come concealers that may have vitamin E in them as well. The vitamin E helps your skin recover, it's recommended when people have bad scares they want to heal fast. You should be able to find a lotion that is based with vitamin E & coconut oil, & Alovera in Walmart in the pharmacy/lotion and medicine section.
2) I've heard that if you have bug bites putting deodorant on them helps prevent the itching, I haven't personally tried this one but have friends who swear by it.
I hope at least one of these things can help you out. Good luck!
We are in Albuquerque!! Mosquitoes aren't usually prevalent at all here which is why I'm so surprised by the amount of bites I've gotten. I can honestly say that this year is worse than the year I spent in Michigan. They've never been a problem for me here, but this has been a wetter summer than usual so they're all over the place, ESPECIALLY by the river where we live.