Mosquito bites: Ease the itch

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Instead of scratching mosquito bites, try applying calamine lotion or over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to itchy areas several times a day until your symptoms go away. A homemade paste may do the trick, too. Try mixing equal parts water and dry meat tenderizer. A cold pack or baggie filled with crushed ice may help, too.

Aug. 14, 2012 See more In-depth