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Outdoors · June 16, 2015

Mosquito Bite Remedy: This Ridiculously Simple Trick Will Cure Itching

What to Do

1. Clean the surface of the bite with warm, soapy water.

2. Heat a metal spoon under very hot tap water for about minute.

3. Hold the back of the spoon tightly against the bite for about two minutes.

That's it. Though the bump may linger, relief should be instant.

Why It Works

That dreaded itching is actually caused by a protein that prevents clotting, thus allowing skeeters to, well, suck your blood. The application of heat will kill this protein; just make sure the spoon is hot enough to do the trick without burning your skin.

Author

Kate Canary