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A Fast (and Surprising) Fix for Itchy Mosquito Bites
Twenty20

Mosquitos are the worst. You hear them coming, but never quite know when they’ll attack. And when they do, they leave itchy welts. You could scratch your skin raw...or you can try this genius trick instead.

What you need: A tub of good ol’ Vicks VapoRub.

What you do: Apply a dab of ointment wherever you’ve been bitten…and feel the immediate relief wash over you. Seriously.

Why it works: In addition to topical analgesics (fancy word for “painkillers”) like menthol that cool the skin and halt any itchiness on contact, it also has anti-inflammatory ingredients like nutmeg oil that help reduce swelling. And that signature scent that almost burns your nostrils? The little suckers hate the stuff.

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