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Tuesday tip: Use hot spoon to ease bug bite itch

FARGO - In my pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, I've been spending a lot more time outdoors. Often at night, which means an open invitation for mosquitoes to feast on my flesh. Even with bug spray, a breeze and a quick walking pace, I've fallen v...

FARGO - In my pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, I've been spending a lot more time outdoors.

Often at night, which means an open invitation for mosquitoes to feast on my flesh.

Even with bug spray, a breeze and a quick walking pace, I've fallen victim to lots of itchy bug bites.

Tip website Lifehacker suggests easing the itch with a hot spoon.

I gave it a try, heating a metal teaspoon under hot water for 30 seconds and pressing it against my bites.

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It's a simple remedy, and it works. The bumps remained, but the itch diminished.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Meredith Holt at (701) 241-5590

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