Applying Saliva to Mosquito Bites to Relief Itchiness

Ayden woke up from his nap all itchy and restless. He kept scratching his legs and when I checked, there were 3 red dots from mosquito bites. Darn. Immediately I applied my saliva onto those dots to stop the itch. 
Mozzie bite

Do you believe it? That applying saliva on mosquito bites will immediately stop the itch? I do as I have been doing that since I got Ethan almost 8 years ago. 

When I was younger, I used to use my fingernails to mark the dots with an ‘X’. I don’t know why but somehow it feels so much better when I put a cross on those bite marks. These days I can’t do that anymore as we are not allowed to simply put a ‘cross’ anywhere as it is religion sensitive >_<

Back to applying saliva on mosquito bites, it really helps. I don’t recommend applying on broken skin though. I use it as the first stage relief especially when I am out of the house with nothing in hand. I’ll always have my saliva with me so just quickly apply some and the itch is gone almost immediately. It is really amazing. You should try this too the next time you get kissed by a mosquito. Ayden got bitten by a kerengga (big red ants) in the playground once and I quickly applied saliva on it. It works too as he doesn’t feel any itch. You’ll still see the red dot but the itch won’t be there. 

Anyway, after I applied my saliva onto Ayden’s leg today, I left him there to go into the kitchen to wash my hands. I walked out to see him applying HIS saliva onto his legs! His entire leg is already full of saliva yet he is still trying to spit out more saliva to apply!!!

Ish! Monkey see monkey do lah this little boy of mine >_<

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    Hmmmm…send your saliva to the lab, see what is so effective. I bet it is just the touch and the love…

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    I heard about this and I did it too when I were small. But I never do so on my kids. Lol.

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    I heard about it long time ago and sometimes will do it if I don’t have any oilment with me. Next time, you can consider spraying H+ miracle water, relief itchiness immediately too!

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    Ayden learns really quickly! You are right not to apply saliva to broken skin because our saliva contains bacteria that may cause wounds to get infected.

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    heard about both “cross” & saliva method, I wonder what theory make them so work so well on itchiness eh? *scratching head*

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      The cross doesn’t work lah. For shiok only. lol. The saliva works wonders I tell you :P

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