I don't know what it is, but it feels like as I've gotten older, mosquito bites have been getting itchier.
Last week, I got a mosquito bite on my elbow. It immediately started driving me totally insane. I read somewhere that toothpaste helps with the itchiness, so I smeared that all over it, which everyone in my household informed me was "really weird." Then I used witch hazel pads to ease the itch. I was bad enough that it was waking me up at night.
My husband: "Why don't you just use calamine lotion?"
Me: "We don't have any in the house."
Actually though, it turned out we had TWO bottles of it, which I've been using religiously ever since. It's a lot less messy than toothpaste. I also tried liquid bandaid, which burned so much, I had to wash it off immediately.
I have to say, I think the elbow must be one of the worst places to get a mosquito bite. After the penis, I suppose.