Aspirin to the Rescue
What do you usually do when you get an insect bite or sting? Do you wash it off with soap and water, and hope that does the trick? Well, here’s a neat trick to help alleviate the pain faster. Aspirin can be used on insect bites or stings to help alleviate the pain and reduce the swelling. The acetylsalicylic acid in Aspirin works as a pain reliever, and has an anti-inflammatory agent in it. You can kill two birds with one stone.
No, you don’t swallow it. That would be a little too obvious for this to be a cool new trick. Next time you get a nasty insect bite or sting grind up some aspirin and mix it with a little water to turn it into a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off. It will get rid of the pain and swelling, as well as relieve the itching for good. Here’s another cool trick: you can use the same paste to get rid of dandruff. Simply apply the paste to your scalp and rinse after a few minutes.
Did you know you could use Aspirin to relieve the pain, itch, and swelling of an insect bite or sting? Did you try this trick, and how did it work?