1. Rub a bar of soap over the itch.I used a dry bar of soap directly on the skin, or use a wet bar of soap. 2. Place a piece of scotch tape on the bite; or dab rubbing alcohol on the area first then stick on a piece of tape. 3. Hot water: Take a hot shower, or a hot bath, or apply a hot compress. As hot as you can stand it without burning you. 4. Ice cube, ice pack or very cold water
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