Talk:1702: Home Itch Remedies

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Taking a hot (enough) shower is actually a remedy as it denatures the proteins causing the itching. 14:14, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Why don't you add that in the explanation? It would help. 14:17, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
" (enough) shower...." [citation needed] 15:42, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Chiggers are not spiders. Stealth101 (talk) 15:50, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Changed spider to chigger. Chiggers may itch like the devil, but are nowhere as severe as spiders. Monolith (talk) 15:59, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Somehow, I was expecting the explanation of the remedy to take so long that Megan got distracted away from the itch, or something. After all, the folk remedy I heard most is “Don't think about it.” (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This explanation in its current form misses one of the best jokes of the piece: Cueball's comment that it "sounds effective". Seems to me that he's under the genuine belief that Megan's 'home remedy' is effective, simply because it's a home remedy. Solid meta-humour. 17:35, 4 July 2016 (UTC)