Vicks VapoRub to Treat Mosquito Bites

Vicks VapoRub to Treat Mosquito Bites

Vicks VapoRub to Treat Mosquito BitesVicks has often been used as a topical treatment for mosquito bites and bee stings. You can use Vicks to repel mosquitos. Just apply small dots of Vicks to your skin or clothes, the smell of the menthol in it will repel the mosquitoes. Even if the mosquito bites, all you need to do is to use a tiny amount of Vicks VapoRub on the mosquito bite for fast relief.  Use a cotton swab or q-tip to dab a tiny amount of Vicks on the bite and then cover it with a band-aid to avoid itching and scratching.

The menthol, an ingredient in the Vicks VapoRub, has been used since antiquity to ease itching. Vicks works because menthol and camphor are both topical analgesics. It can be used to relief inflammation and itch resulting from bites. It can also help in getting rid of swellings and prevent blisters from breaking.