Mosquito Bite Remedy: A Hot Spoon

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A mosquito bite can get ugly really quickly: you want to scratch it–you have to scratch it–even though you know you probably shouldn’t. Here’s a hack to help quell the itch.

Warm up a spoon–not too hot–under hot running water. Press the spoon against the bite. The spoon diffuses the heat, and the heat breaks down the chemical in our body that makes us want to scratch a mosquito bite.

Here’s how it works. The mosquito’s venom keeps the blood from clotting, and causes the itch. It can’t stand up to heat. Keep heating the spoon and applying it to your skin until the itch has subsided.