Mama claims to have found a brilliant way to prevent mosquito bites from itching – and all you need is a BANANA
- A naturopath claims that banana peels help relieve the itching of mosquito bites
- Various websites of pest control companies reiterated her claim, including Rentokil
- Some social media users were shocked by the unveiling of the Western Australian
Carmelle Pietsch, a naturopath from Western Australia, said the trick saved her countless times
A mother claims she has found a simple but bizarre way to stop the irritating itching of mosquito bites.
Carmelle Pietsch, a naturopath from Western Australia, said it is always good for her children to use a banana peel.
“Just peel the banana and rub the inside of the peel a few times over the bites,” she said in a social media message.
‘The itch disappeared super fast! And there is no “Mommy, I am itching.” ”
Pest control websites reiterated her claim – including the leading Rentokil brand.
She said rubbing banana peels on the edges helps to remove the itch from the bites
The company placed banana peels on a list of seven items to reduce itching, including ice and aloe vera. Rentokil said this is due to the ‘natural oils’ found in bananas.
Physician in natural medicine and clinical nutritionist Dr. Ax said research has shown that banana peel can help with mosquito bites:
‘Onions and bananas can help stop the itch. Just rub the inside of the banana peel or a piece of onion directly onto the bite for relief, “he said.
A social media user wrote: “I had no idea! Mozzies love me and my bites get dirty, so I’ll try this next time! “
Another said their child is often plagued by mosquito bites.
‘It doesn’t matter how often we spray before bedtime, they devour her! Certainly worth trying to relieve the itch, “the mother said.
Leading pest control company Rentokil listed banana peels on a list of seven items to help reduce itching of insect bites (stock image)
Others shared their own ways to reduce itching from mosquito bites.
One person said that they think Vicks Vaporub is helping them, while another said that brown vinegar is also effective.
While the home trick seems to work for some, others were not so convinced and said they would continue to use products from the store.
“Seems counterproductive, but repellents like Off seem to help reduce swelling and itching with bites you already have,” another user said.