Mosquito Bite Suggestion


Tis the season for annoying bug bites, but a surprisingly simple remedy exists that can eliminate all of the itch within minutes.

All you have to do is heat up a metal spoon under hot tap water for a minute or so, then press it directly against the bite. Hold it tight against your skin for a couple of minutes, and when you take it off, the itch should be gone for good.

When mosquitoes bite you, they inject proteins under your skin to keep your blood from clotting. It’s this protein that causes you to itch, but it can’t survive at the moderately high temperatures a hot spoon can create. The bump might linger for a few days, but the uncomfortable itching should be gone for good!

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Pat68

    Interesting. Let us know if it works. :) ‘Course, you know what will probably happen. Someone will overheat the spoon and burn themselves.

  • Eric Wright

    Then they will have to put a legal disclaimer on spoons!

  • Susan_G1

    who will be sued? The spoon manufacturer or the water heater manufacturer? It’s a cool tip, however.

  • Jennifer Eaby

    Tea tree oil also works within minutes. And no hot spoons needed. Tea tree oil also has several other helpful uses. I always keep it on hand, especially for mosquito bites bc those darn suckers love me.

  • AbbessBrown

    Homeopathic Apis ointment is what we use….