Researchers from all over the world have produced thousands of studies about the effectiveness of home remedies, but not all the old-time solutions really help. Here’s a list old-time home remedies that actually work.
Oatmeal for bug bites
“Oatmeal has a long history—and equally solid biological basis—for its anti-itch effects,” says Dr. Adam Friedman, an associate professor of dermatology at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. Make a paste by mixing equal parts oatmeal and water; apply it to the bite for 10 minutes, then rinse.