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Home Remedies For Bug Bites

Salt And Baking Soda

This is one of the most effective home remedies for bug bites to relieve both pain and itching. Mix together equal parts of baking soda and salt and enough water to create a thick paste. Apply it on the affected areas.


Mix PABA with isopropyl alcohol and apply it directly to any bug bites to eliminate itching and reduce swelling.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has proven to be one of the best home remedies for bug bites from ticks. Just rub vitamin E directly on the tick bite.

Herbal Remedy For Bug Bites Using Honeysuckle

Squeeze the juice out of a honeysuckle vine and rub the juice right on the bug bite.


One of the best preventive home remedies for bug bites, thiamine should be taken before you venture into insect infested areas. Take one 100 mg tablet of thiamine every few hours while exposed to insects.

You can get the same effect by eating a lot of fish, brown rice, brewer's yeast, or wheat germ before spending time outside. These food items contain high amounts of thiamine.

Calendula Oil As A Natural Treatment For Bug Bite

Another one of the better preventive home remedies for bug bites, calendula oil is an excellent insect repellant and counterirritant.

Goldenseal And Tea Tree Oil

Goldenseal and tea tree oil are also natural insect repellants.

Readers Write In With Their
Own Home Remedies For Bug Bites


Margaret from San Antonio, Texas writes: "To relieve itching from a bug bite, rub the inside of a banana skin on the bite."

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