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Home remedies for mosquitoes: 8 foods that defend against bug bites

Use these to keep mosquitoes away (or cut down itching if you manage to get a bug bite).

2. Milk
2. Milk
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If your skin feels like it's burning up from too much sun exposure or if itchy bug bites are driving you crazy, try using a little milk paste for soothing relief.

Mix one part powdered milk with two parts water and add a pinch or two of salt.

Dab it on the burn or bite.

The enzymes in the milk powder will help neutraliSe the insect-bite venom and help relieve sunburn pain.

If you have any milk, powdered or otherwise left over you can make this delicious custard



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