My favorite and most effective remedy is Redmond Clay gel. Just mix the dry clay with twice as much water in a glass jar and shake until the water is absorbed, consistency should be like ketchup . I always have a jar of this in my first aid kit, bathroom closet and emergency car kit. Place a thick chunk of gel right on the bite, the clay will draw the venom right out of the bite and the itching immediately ceases. Leave on until it starts to harden then wash off with warm water and apply either Bite Bee Gone Salve, Healing Salve, Lavender essential oil, Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil, or raw honey. You can use this procedure for any skin eruption like a rash, acne, boils, etc.
- Apple cider vinegar, applied directly to area.
- Fresh plantain, lemon balm, or peppermint leaves chewed up and applied to affected area.
- Apply an ice pack, cold cloth, or boo boo bag (anything hot or warm will only aggravate the condition).
- One day I had nothing but peppermint lip balm in my bag when a child was complaining of a mosquito bite, I pulled that out and it worked so well we use it all the time now.