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Take the bite out of Mosquito bites - Naturally

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Living off the grid or even simply away from air conditioning, an open window is the best bet for ventilation. Unfortunately, all the fresh air coming in also brings fresh pests! Mosquitoes are an international bane, but one that you don't have to simply endure. Instead, you can fight back with these natural mosquito bite cures.

Cures Grown In The Ground

Some of the top cures for mosquito bites can be grown right in your garden or in a window pot. These cures include:

Aloe: Aloe helps with both itch relief and healing for the skin around the bitten area. Your best bet is to take a bit of leaf and rub the juicy side against the infected area.

Onion: Onion is a quick hit for itch relief. Put a fresh slice over the bite and keep it there for several minutes. Rinse the bite thoroughly after the itching is down to remove part of the smell.

Garlic: Even with the smell (which repels mosquitoes), raw garlic offers itch relief. It can burn a little initially, and children don't like it, but adults can take the early burn in exchange for major itch relief later.

Lime or Lemon: Rubbed right into the bites, lemon or lime juice can bring itch relief as well as some cleansing to the wound. If you've been scratching it will sting, so juice first and keep your hands off!

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