Helpful hint: Take the sting out of bug bites with activated charcoal
I once read that activated charcoal can help take the sting out of insect bites, and I’ve found that it works pretty well on mosquito welts.
But be warned, it’s messy.
I use activated charcoal capsules from Swanson Health Products in Fargo.
To treat a mosquito bite, open the capsule and mix a little bit of the powder with water (I have also mixed it with aloe gel to make more of a paste).
Then, dip a cotton ball or cotton square into the activated charcoal solution, place it over the bug bite, and cover it with a bandage or medical tape to hold it in place.
Leave it on for a few hours, and then wash it off. If you need to, reapply.