tip several people have recently told me about, I decided to test out the idea that putting a hot spoon on a mosquito bite would break down the proteins that cause it to itch.
I gathered my equipment--a ceramic coffee cup and a metal spoon. I filled the cup with water and heated it in the microwave, then submerged the spoon in it for 30 seconds. Next I applied the spoon to the bite on my arm (and quickly discovered the spoon was HOT). After 20 seconds I removed the spoon. My arm no longer itched, but after the discomfort of the hot spoon wore off, the itching quickly returned.
I didn't try a second time. Instead, I covered the bite with calamine lotion. The itch went away.
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