Mosquitoes are one of the biggest pests of summer. There stings and resulting itching are commonplace throughout the warn weather months. The female mosquito is the culprit. They are a small 2 winged insect that pierces the skin and sucks your blood, leaving you with an itchy red mark.
They can also transfer many dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and encephalitis viruses. You can buy anti-itch medications from your local drug store, but an equally effective and more cost conscious method to treat mosquito bites is with natural home remedies.
Finding relief from pesky mosquito bites is a welcomed treat when you suffer from nonstop itching. There are several items in your own home as well as over-the-counter medications that you can turn to for help. Home remedies work well for most people, but keep in mind that all people react differently to mosquito bites and possible cures.
Mosquitoes can ruin the most fabulous of outings. Their bites cause itching and welts. For people unfortunate enough to be allergic, mosquito bites can cause swelling, low grade fever, and inflammation and bruising around the area of the bite. Mosquitoes also carry West Nile Virus, which can make people very ill and in some cases even cause death.
Best Home Remedy for Mosquito Bites: -
• Baking Soda: - Mix baking soda and vinegar to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the site of the mosquito bite. The chemistry of the paste will react with the toxins in the venom to neutralize the acid and provide immediate relief from itching. As the paste mixture dries out, it will form a protective barrier over the sting, allowing the bite to heal more quickly. Because the paste will begin to flake off as it dries, wrap the area in gauze. • Toothpaste: - Toothpaste applied directly to the site of a mosquito bite will soothe itching and prevent you from scratching the area, which will only spread the poison and increase the itching. The active ingredients in the toothpaste neutralize the acid. The glycerin in the toothpaste will help dry out the venom underneath the skin. • Kitchen Products: - Common ingredients you use to cook can also be applied to a mosquito bite. For instance, after rubbing water on the bite area to moisten it, rub salt over the bite. The itching should subside right away. Meat tenderizer works the same way as the salt and can be rubbed directly on the bite. Apple cider vinegar will also help relieve itching, but it might irritate sensitive skin. • Deodorant: - The alkaline nature of deodorant makes it a great home remedy for insect bites. The solid variety, rather than a gel or spray, should be used for this purpose. Simply rub the deodorant across the site of the bite for quick relief. • Aloe: - Of all the home remedies for skin conditions, including mosquito bites, aloe is one of the most popular. Well known for its healing properties, aloe Vera gel applied to a bite not only will provide a soothing, cooling sensation but also will help the bite to heal more quickly.
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