My sons doctor told me about this 37 years ago. Use Vicks Vapor Rub and socks. Even the worst cough can be stopped within 5-15 minutes, and lasts hours. Just apply the vapor rub generously to the bottom of your (or childs) feet, and cover with socks. works 100% of the time, and has been proven to work better than prescription drugs!...
Ease the Itch with 18 Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies
A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves -- share-- it works! Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with soap-soaked cotton ball, swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own & be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. (works every time) Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.
I did not know this! Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture to drive them away.