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The Secret to Becoming Immune to Mosquito Bites

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Like most allergies, you can become immune to mosquito bites, but it might not be worth it.
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Piper Thomas
Piper Thomas 3 時間 前
How to become desensitized to mosquito bites: put yourself through hell Oh, WHAT?? 10-30% are naturally resistant?! Come on!
Nick Campbell
Nick Campbell 10 時間 前
the video assumes people develop immunity to malaria too?, this guys an idiot, the dumbass who was exposed to mosquitos for 26 weeks,....bigger idiot probably paid $50 a day
Isaac Phillips
Isaac Phillips 2 日 前
This worries me, because my father's side is part Powhatan Indian and I have a very mild reaction from mosquito bites in Norfolk, VA. The bumps tend to go away in less than an hour and I can easily ignore them.
Meh
Meh 3 日 前
Uh yeah. I did that this year. Bad year for mosquitos......and it didn’t work.
JoeyPsych
JoeyPsych 4 日 前
I'm sort of immune to mosquitos already, I only have itches for 20-30 minutes, then it goes away by itself.
Lee R
Lee R 9 日 前
Mosquitoes don't seem to like me. :D
Crash Landing
Crash Landing 9 日 前
I wanted preventive advice, not pain relief advice.
Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn 9 日 前
Does the same works with food alergens?
Rigo Munoz
Rigo Munoz 9 日 前
Isn't this the same for poison ivy?
noel hutchins
noel hutchins 10 日 前
is a dermal immune booster formula team researching to give us enough mosquito protein to have an overnight side effect and the desired benefits?
Daniel Kleinmeier
They think arthritis is from mosquitoes
Ranger Roar
Ranger Roar 11 日 前
Fake news Mosquitos are becoming weaponized New species are being introduced to California right now This is bad, fake info
DJ K
DJ K 11 日 前
This episode made me itch
GC Slimees
GC Slimees 12 日 前
Just use bugspray and a mosquito net boi
Lyric Richards
Lyric Richards 12 日 前
There's a skeeter on my Peter whack it off
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I thought it says _how to become mosquito_
Andy Macrae
Andy Macrae 12 日 前
Applying your own saliva several times on mosquito bites stops the itching and swelling due to natural antiseptics in saliva I've been doing this the last 20 years and it works every time.
Lolly Alwazxmas
Lolly Alwazxmas 13 日 前
Always very informative. Thank you💙
Dave M
Dave M 13 日 前
i was told to become immune to skeeters bites you had to be kicked by the cow the cow that jumped over the moon. what? it might work you don’t know everydamthing... :-)
K. Dalton
K. Dalton 13 日 前
A wast of my time
Felix O'Keefe
Felix O'Keefe 14 日 前
One minor flaw here. The sound mosquitos make is far more annoying than the itchy bumps.
CRAVEMAN6154
CRAVEMAN6154 14 日 前
This stupid man works for the same folks that bring you frankenskeeters
SlowPoke
SlowPoke 14 日 前
This is true, we get a lot of mosquitos in parts of Australia, when you are a kid you have strong reactions, when you get older it becomes very mild. We notice when people from england/ireland or other countries with much less mosquitos are with us outside and they say they have been eaten alive and have large reactions to the bites, we don't even notice. I tell them it's because their blood is sweeter, but it's really just desensitisation. This doesn't happen for all Australians but a large portion in certain areas. Edit: Don't get me wrong, we try to avoid them, and kill them when we see them, and when there are tonnes around which we can't avoid will use repellant, I'm just talking about the reaction to the bite.
Cruzer's World of Retro Wonders
2:31 Cool morph.
TruCkADDiCtiOn
TruCkADDiCtiOn 15 日 前
Can't be immune to malaria
Paul 1968
Paul 1968 15 日 前
That’s freaking stupid west Nile malaria yet let’s have a bunch mosquitoes bite us
Heather Hillman
Heather Hillman 15 日 前
Wow, Cracked had a video that was actually helpful. I'm a little disappointed, I come here for a good dose of snarky sarcasm. Anyway, now do a video on how you can make yourself so unappetizing that those little bastards won't bite you in the first place!
Michael Wells
Michael Wells 15 日 前
STOP YELLING !!!
Sitti2300
Sitti2300 15 日 前
Recently, there has been a few cases of people getting rabies from mosquito bites. Forget immunity, and avoid mosquito bites as much as you possibly can.
Olov Fräs
Olov Fräs 16 日 前
So, one reason I never react to mosquito bites is because I take antihistamins due to my allergies to pollen, or am I in the wrong here?
Morgan Bennett
Morgan Bennett 16 日 前
I had an allergic reaction to mosquito bites
Billionrosannae Chhouk
Bite me >:[
Mudder Fukker
Mudder Fukker 17 日 前
Mosquitos don’t usually bite me. Here in SoFla, growing up, white friends at picnics n pool parties would be complaining and I couldn’t relate. I also can’t wear jewelry, (any metallic contact other than 22k gold creates rash) so I think there may be some correlation between the two in my skin chemistry.
Tabitha Brigham
Tabitha Brigham 17 日 前
I’m usually a mosquito magnet. We LOVE to go camping, unfortunately so do the mosquitoes. I accidentally found out, at least for myself, that Claritin & Zyrtec have both helped me. Didn’t completely stop them, but for the most part they do not hurt as much when they bite. I told my nephew on a camping trip once, same went for him. So it’s definitely worth a try.
Eric Laska
Eric Laska 18 日 前
The goal is to not be bitten. Damn disease vectors.
matthew burgner
matthew burgner 18 日 前
This explains so much. I've been completely immune to the tiger mosquitoes in this region basically my whole life. But over the past few years the mosquitoes the in habit the state south of us have been moving up here and I am very much not immune to them! They are some brown thing... Totally different species. Now I understand why. :) Thanks for the cool video.
Brad Silvers
Brad Silvers 18 日 前
if she numbs u before she bites then why the heck do i feel it when i get bitten?
Mud Sh-sh-shark
Mud Sh-sh-shark 18 日 前
used to happen to me as a kid, i would be covered in mosquitos and it wouldn't bother me at all, would freak my parents out lol
Ryan Christensen
Ryan Christensen 19 日 前
This totally works! I spent a summer knocking on doors, in a swampland. I became immune to mosquitoes for about a decade.
West Virginian
West Virginian 19 日 前
This works for poison ivy too.
Ian Gillespie
Ian Gillespie 19 日 前
One time I was staying in Mexico during an especially moist week and woke up with more than 60 mosquito bites on my exposed skin. I stopped counting after 60, since that seemed like a good enough number to stop at, but none of them itched. I then proceeded to spend the next few days enjoying the reactions of normal humans when they realized my pox-ridden body was actually the result of a mosquito swarm. Hilarious! I was also pleased to announce that I did in fact, not get malaria.
Fufubunny Iz100
Fufubunny Iz100 19 日 前
SSS mineral oil > Deet
TheIppus
TheIppus 21 日 前
Yyyeah... Even in places without malaria, there are plenty of other mosquito borne diseases. I'm in Idaho, and we have West Nile and at least two different strains of encephalitis in the area.
L MCG
L MCG 21 日 前
In the meantime he gets West Nile virus and dies
Andy Crowley Sr.
Andy Crowley Sr. 21 日 前
Short answer: get bit thousands of times over months. Then get bit every now and then to keep it up.
Zedi gan
Zedi gan 22 日 前
Isn't DEET banned in the USA?
Page Vaughn
Page Vaughn 22 日 前
They would work if we didn't have west Nile virus where I live. So everyone trys to not get bite for this reason. We so far have cases of West Nile for 2018, and we are not done yet.
Duane Brown
Duane Brown 22 日 前
I disagree with premise. Urban mosquitoes don't cause as much irritation as country mosquitoes. Definitely something in the chemicals, although I do believe you can build a tolerance to bites.
Preetesh Raj
Preetesh Raj 22 日 前
Getting Imunised is the worst part , We cant even know if the mosquito bites....and so welcome every disease, If you atleast know you are getting bitten , you will protect yourself... Actually its protective for us...
buddy vang
buddy vang 23 日 前
why don't you use your own body to prove as an exemple? let it bite you. maybe i might be like monkey see monkey do. instead of wasted almost 5 min of my pathatice life?
EMS*Survival
EMS*Survival 24 日 前
It's called growing up in the country. Still living still there. Ya'll can keep the city.
Jacob Keary
Jacob Keary 24 日 前
I'll sunmerize this video. *_The severity of mosquito bites is a bell curve_*
SFtheWolf
SFtheWolf 24 日 前
if you're going to keep portraying animal testing as this cutesy lighthearted thing could you at least stop describing them as if they're willing participants
Manuel Drekinn
Manuel Drekinn 24 日 前
Can half confirm this. When I get bitten in the place I lived for nearly 30 years, I only get small reactions that don't even ache. But in other regions or countries, God hell are those shits ichy as hell.
Liran Piade
Liran Piade 24 日 前
😍 immunity?!
Garbojax McBruce
Garbojax McBruce 25 日 前
Dear SciShow: What exactly are histamines good for again???
SlyPearTree
SlyPearTree 25 日 前
This video made me itchy.
Jon Boi
Jon Boi 25 日 前
All mosquitos should die.
eNd me
eNd me 25 日 前
God thank you i was just demolished by 60 mosquitoes.
Risto Pöhö
Risto Pöhö 25 日 前
I spent most of my childhood in forest. The summers at least. My parents took me on journeys to lapland before i could speak on walk. And you know. I've never been bothered by mosquitoes. My sisters didn't become as desensitized as i did, but still, it's been nice not having to care.
๔єlคภєy
๔єlคภєy 26 日 前
But now the question is... why do some people attract more mosquitoes than others?
Karl Ziehl
Karl Ziehl 17 日 前
Veritasium cover that, but offers no hope for relief. jpvid.net/video/ビデオ-38gVZgE39K8.html
wcdeich4
wcdeich4 26 日 前
So you're really talking about losing the immune over reaction to bug bites, not being immune to them biting you. Strangely, even though I have respiratory allergies to almost everything, I have very little reaction to mosquito bites - but I still do not want them biting me!
AlphaReacts
AlphaReacts 26 日 前
They are on the list of most annoying bugs on earth
Amanda Lam
Amanda Lam 27 日 前
Um I have been bitten by mosquitoes everyday(more than 20 per day) since I was born...now at the age of 22, how am I still not immune.............I still liked this video tho
Awang Budiman
Awang Budiman 27 日 前
That man got desensitized because he was already dead at the 100th bite.
Kevin Benoit
Kevin Benoit 27 日 前
Do you guys have a video on allergies? I assumed I wasn’t allergic to anything, but it sounds like _everyone_ is allergic to mosquito bites? Am I also secretly allergic to other things? You could title a video about this “Secret Allergies YOU HAVE” or something :)
Matt Marvel
Matt Marvel 27 日 前
Makes since some do nothing while others are awful
joaquin vega
joaquin vega 27 日 前
NO PAIN...NO GAIN
ZodyrusSevaronZds2
This makes me so glad to live in a city where mosquitoes don't live.
Shishilan Pasalan
Cool, ill just sit on a chair beside the lake, i hope i dont get dengue, malaria or zika and ill find it out when i die
iunnor
iunnor 28 日 前
Nahh.. being bit once is too much for me.
kyo man
kyo man 28 日 前
just fart and u will be fine :)
izzes
izzes 28 日 前
If they didn't make that annoying noise on my ears while I'm trying to sleep, I don't think they would enrage me so much... but living beside a vacant lot filled with trees doesn't help either.
Kenn 2222
Kenn 2222 28 日 前
Genetically evolve so that your future generations doesn't get bit
Andy Cruz ATX
Andy Cruz ATX 28 日 前
I'm like halfway there then.
sandeman1776
sandeman1776 28 日 前
Dude, if I get ONE bite, it swells up to near half dollar size. I get bit on the finger, I itch up to my elbow. I'd rather claw my arm down to an elbow nub than deal with that itch. And I live in North Central Texas. West Nile was just found a few days ago, 30 miles south.
Fayth Cross
Fayth Cross 28 日 前
I'm naturally tolerant!
Will Iam
Will Iam 28 日 前
I tried it and now I have the West Nile virus
Mister Jaroslav
Mister Jaroslav 28 日 前
_Very interesting!_ Is it works against mites?
Joshua Sandy
Joshua Sandy 28 日 前
When I get bit by mosquitoes I get a bump that last for an hour tops. My daughter on the other hand gets a welt for a few days
Lore B
Lore B 28 日 前
I scratched myself constantly trought the entire video :(
haa haaha
haa haaha 28 日 前
Instructions unclear, d*ck stuck on the ceiling fan.
WhyDylanWhy
WhyDylanWhy 28 日 前
I got bit by a mosquito while watching this
Jaime Suarez, PA
Jaime Suarez, PA 28 日 前
This video bites!
George
George 28 日 前
you solved nothing
areamusicale
areamusicale 28 日 前
FAKE! Once, in Italy I had over 60 mosquitos bites all at once! In Venice, Italy. I'm not joking !
Lamaj Armystrong
Lamaj Armystrong 28 日 前
F dat. Most deadly killer of humans other than humans
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Limey
Limey 28 日 前
*snorts* I spent months at summer camp every year and would come home looking like I had the pox. Still get goose-egg sized spots.
Blitz 557
Blitz 557 28 日 前
Dude just thinking about that bunny had me dying 😂
mahenonz
mahenonz 28 日 前
My uncle used to swallow a teaspoonful of kerosene daily to prevent bites from the local sandflies. Personally I’d rather get bitten. I seem to be one of the people with natural immunity - I remember my first ever mosquito bite; I was 15. My mother on the other hand gets the most massive insect bites from everything.
El Gringo
El Gringo 28 日 前
My partner always comes out with hundred of bumps in the summer but whether i just don't get bitten or don't notice, i almost never get any :L
arnold diaz
arnold diaz 28 日 前
3 words west nile virus
potato potato
potato potato 28 日 前
You’re literally in all my science classes!!! And now your on trending! 😂
Anthony Willis
Anthony Willis 28 日 前
This is good info, but its not a real solution. Click bait title.
have a nice day
have a nice day 29 日 前
Poor bunny 🐰🐰🐰
Biz 08
Biz 08 29 日 前
insted of saying just give up and let the mosquitos feed off of you lets say , become immune
Alberto aka Turtleman
I herd mosquito's bite more people who exercise.
Emma Kinney
Emma Kinney 29 日 前
Whenever I get bit by a mosquito I imagine that you can cut open the bite and squeeze out the stuff they inject 😂 That is not true at all!
O.M.B Stile
O.M.B Stile 29 日 前
I get bit by these lil fuckers everyday at work😤