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How to stop tick bites from itching

2018-05-16 11:14 #0 by: Niklas

After getting my second itching tick bite in a week, I thought I'd try the remedy used for mosquito bites. I heated a tablespoon in tap water. Then I held the back of it against the tick bite until it cooled off. The itching immediately went from 8 on the tick itch scale down to 1. I thought the effect might eventually wear off, but when I woke up this morning, it still felt almost nothing. Therefore I consider the experiment successful.

In the case of mosquitos, it is a protein that causes the itching. Heat destroys the protein and makes the itch go away. I guess it may be some similar effect in tick bites.

Write in the comments if you try this.

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Best regards, Niklas

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2018-05-18 04:04 #1 by: Tammie

I have never heard of this technique. I will try next time I get a bug bite.

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Tammie

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