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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    1. Arrant Survival

      So ,i get 200 bites if i sleep in my yard for one night. So for me 2 weeks?

    2. Piper Thomas

      How to become desensitized to mosquito bites: put yourself through hell Oh, WHAT?? 10-30% are naturally resistant?! Come on!

    3. Nick Campbell

      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

    4. Isaac Phillips

      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.

    5. Meh

      Uh yeah. I did that this year. Bad year for mosquitos......and it didn’t work.

    6. JoeyPsych

      I'm sort of immune to mosquitos already, I only have itches for 20-30 minutes, then it goes away by itself.

    7. Lee R

      Mosquitoes don't seem to like me. :D

    8. Crash Landing

      I wanted preventive advice, not pain relief advice.

    9. Damon Albarn

      Does the same works with food alergens?

    10. Rigo Munoz

      Isn't this the same for poison ivy?

    11. noel hutchins

      is a dermal immune booster formula team researching to give us enough mosquito protein to have an overnight side effect and the desired benefits?

    12. Daniel Kleinmeier

      They think arthritis is from mosquitoes

    13. Ranger Roar

      Fake news Mosquitos are becoming weaponized New species are being introduced to California right now This is bad, fake info

    14. DJ K

      This episode made me itch

    15. GC Slimees

      Just use bugspray and a mosquito net boi

    16. Lyric Richards

      There's a skeeter on my Peter whack it off

    17. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      I thought it says _how to become mosquito_

    18. Andy Macrae

      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.

    19. Lolly Alwazxmas

      Always very informative. Thank you💙

    20. Dave M

      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... :-)

    21. K. Dalton

      A wast of my time

    22. Felix O'Keefe

      One minor flaw here. The sound mosquitos make is far more annoying than the itchy bumps.

    23. CRAVEMAN6154

      This stupid man works for the same folks that bring you frankenskeeters

    24. SlowPoke

      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.

    25. Cruzer's World of Retro Wonders

      2:31 Cool morph.

    26. TruCkADDiCtiOn

      Can't be immune to malaria

    27. Paul 1968

      That’s freaking stupid west Nile malaria yet let’s have a bunch mosquitoes bite us

    28. Heather Hillman

      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!

    29. Michael Wells

      STOP YELLING !!!

    30. Sitti2300

      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.

    31. Olov Fräs

      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?

    32. Morgan Bennett

      I had an allergic reaction to mosquito bites

    33. Billionrosannae Chhouk

      Bite me >:[

    34. Mudder Fukker

      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.

    35. Tabitha Brigham

      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.

    36. Eric Laska

      The goal is to not be bitten. Damn disease vectors.

    37. matthew burgner

      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.

    38. Brad Silvers

      if she numbs u before she bites then why the heck do i feel it when i get bitten?

    39. Mud Sh-sh-shark

      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

    40. Ryan Christensen

      This totally works! I spent a summer knocking on doors, in a swampland. I became immune to mosquitoes for about a decade.

    41. West Virginian

      This works for poison ivy too.

    42. Ian Gillespie

      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.

    43. Fufubunny Iz100

      SSS mineral oil > Deet

    44. TheIppus

      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.

    45. L MCG

      In the meantime he gets West Nile virus and dies

    46. Andy Crowley Sr.

      Short answer: get bit thousands of times over months. Then get bit every now and then to keep it up.

    47. Zedi gan

      Isn't DEET banned in the USA?

    48. Page Vaughn

      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.

    49. Duane Brown

      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.

    50. Preetesh Raj

      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...