These Brilliant Ways To Use Alka-Seltzer Will Encourage You To Stock Up

Calm Insect Bites

A woman scratches her arm.
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Alka-Seltzer’s citric acid and baking soda provide a gentle and effective way to clean insect bites. The aspirin will also gently alleviate some of the discomfort. Simply drop a couple of tablets into a glass of warm water.

Once they’ve dissolved completely, take a cotton ball and dip it into the solution. Hold the moist cotton ball to the insect bite for 30 minutes. You should start feeing better by the time your half an hour is up.