How To Reduce Swollen & Itchy Mosquito Bites

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


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