5 ways to deal with itchy bugs

Because bugs stink.

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  • Bug bites are as annoying as they are inevitable. Don't settle for scratching! Instead, try these time tested remedies:

  • Rub the bite with the inside of a banana peel

  • It is speculated that the sugars in the banana help draw out the fluid.

  • Apply a dab of peppermint toothpaste

  • Peppermint is the key. It causes a 'cooling' sensation that overwhelms the itch.

  • Squeeze some lemon juice onto the bite

  • As an antibacterial, lemon juice is a perfect alleviant.

  • Apply a paste of baking soda and water

  • Sodium bicarbonate eases itching by neutralizing the pH on your irritated skin.

  • Seal off the bite with a piece of tape

  • Depriving the bite of air helps stop the itching, as well as keeping you from scratching.

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