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    Default Banana peels for mosquito bites

    My sister has been down now for about 6 weeks and is just reaching the point where the mosquitos do not attack her. She did at first accuse me of inviting me down to feed them as I would cavalierly say, somewhat unsympatheically, "they do not bite me" (which they actually rarely do)

    anyway.. aside from the worries about dengue...

    she has found the banana peels... a treatment that she found somewhere on the internet.. actually takes the swelling and itching away. She keeps pieces in the fridge in a sealed box and just rubs them on,

    Of course, it may be that the combo aroma of banana peel and deet now account for the lack of mosquito love.

    I waited for several weeks to post this to make sure that it worked.

    it does.

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    Do the mosquitoes, "Slip & Fall, on the banana peels???
    I use that to keep my wife away!
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    Meat tenderizer mixed with a little water, rubbed on bites (such as hornet bites) takes the sting away.

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    Someone told me to hold a ligther or another fire close to the mosquito bite will stop the itching.

    No you fools- you are not supposed to use this as an excuse to put your mother in law on fire, and then blame it on me.

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    It is said that the cure for anything is found in nature right next to it.. not that bananas grow everywhere the mosquitos are..

    but at least we can now ship them..

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    I find that the first month back is always the worst for mosquito bites. I cant stop scratching...especially the legs. Damn those ankle biters. After that it seems they just don't like the taste. I will have to try the banana peels

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    Vitamin B12 works the best, in my opinion. No mosquitoes will even come near you.

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    I must have a tasty blood because I've been here for 2 years and still attrack all the mosquitoes in a 1 mile radius.... Even when I'm inside... Go figure...

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    I find Tea Tree Oil quite effective but haven't been able to find it anywhere in Santo Domingo.

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    Both bananas and papayas have papain, which breaks down allergen proteins. Can also be used for some spider bites along with store bought meat tenderizer.

    Papain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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