Some would argue that the state bird of Louisiana should be the mosquito. (Yes, we've got jokes here at the lil ole country station...they're not good but we've got them.)

It's inevitable that here in south Louisiana you will be dealing with these little nuisances in full force very shortly.

Preventing them from hanging around in your yard is nearly impossibly. So, here are four things you can do if you find yourself covered in mosquito bites:

  1. Take a Benadryl -- When it comes to mosquito bites, you're really dealing with an allergic reaction and Benadryl can help with the itching. Now, it may be a bit overkill if you only have one or two bites.
  2. Put toothpaste on them -- I've heard you can put toothpaste on burns but didn't know about this one. Toothpaste can help with the itching. It's a good solution if you're out camping and can't get to a store.
  3. Put aloe on it -- Aloe has so many great uses and this is one of them. It helps with the itching and swelling and also helps the bites heal. Use it straight from the plant if you have access to it.
  4. Treat with salt water -- Really it's a paste. Pour a little water on the bite, just to get it wet. Then rub salt on it. It'll likely sting at first, but it should help with the itching.

Do you have any other remedies to help the effects of mosquito bites? Share with the rest of the class please.G

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