How To Reduce Swollen & Itchy Mosquito Bites

Have you ever gotten mosquito bites the size of a quarter?

Or maybe even BIGGER?

The itching and pain can sometimes be unbearable. 🙁

To lessen the irritation and quickly soothe your bite marks, try rubbing Vicks VapoRub on each of the spots. 

You should find that the itching quickly subsides and each bite mark should fade within a few short days! 

Want to know how?

Well, according to Dr. Neal Schultz, a NYC dermatologist, host of and creator of BeautyRx Dr. Schultz, the use of Vicks VapoRub seems totally sensible considering:

“Three of the ingredients (menthol, camphor, and thymol) are topical analgesics. They create a cooling sensation and stop the itching.”

And since the VapoRub consists of nutmeg oil, this helps explain the flatting each bite. 


Nutmeg oil has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as pain-relieving and redness-reducing benefits.

Note to self: Nutmeg oil makes for an amazing at-home acne treatment.

And finally, the cedarleaf oil also found in Vicks acts as a natural mosquito repellent making the remedy a perfect solution to prevent mosquito bites to begin with! 🙂

How To Reduce Swollen & Itchy Mosquito Bites




Romana Hai

Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief

Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements. Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA. Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications. You can reach Romana at

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed