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What are home remedies for mosquito and chigger bites?

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Home remedies for mosquito bites include lemon and baking soda, claims Top 10 Home Remedies, while Vital Home Remedies suggests using hydrogen peroxide to remedy chigger bites. Comfrey leaves also treat chigger bites.

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To use lemon for a mosquito bite, the fruit should be cut in half and the inside of each half rubbed over the affected skin. Lemon contains anti-inflammatory and anesthetic elements, states Top 10 Home Remedies.

The use of baking soda involves dissolving a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, soaking a clean cloth with the solution and setting the soaked cloth over the affected skin for 10 to 20 minutes. Top 10 Home Remedies reports that the alkalinity of baking soda neutralizes the skin pH, leading to relief.

To remedy chigger bites, Vital Home Remedies recommends washing the affected skin before applying hydrogen peroxide to the bites. The hydrogen peroxide should be allowed to dry on the skin and the process repeated until the bites disappear.

Vital Home Remedies also claims that comfrey leaves are a remedy for chigger bites. The leaves should be dried in a dehydrator and then crushed. A cup of oil must be heated in a pan, and a cup of the crushed leaves added to the oil. The mixture should sit for three hours before being sieved and applied to the chigger bites.

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