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I don't remember which magazine I read this in (I was at the doctor's office) but we just tried it. The mosquitoes are swarming right now and my kids had tons of bites. They were in total desperation with the itching. I put a little on each bug bite, and they got relief almost instantly! Very easy.


  1. Crush the aspirin tablets to a fine powder between 2 spoons (use as many as you think you need).
  2. Add a few drops of water and mix to make a paste, thin enough to wipe on.
  3. Apply to bug bites and get relief! The magazine says to do it 2 times a day.
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My son had a big mosquito bite on his arm yesterday, so I tried this. A couple of minutes later I asked if it worked. Son: "I dunno." Me: "Are you itching?" Son: "No." So there you have it--it works! Incredibly easy, and we always have aspirin on hand. Great idea--thanks for posting!

Chocolatl September 02, 2010