10 Effective Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites
Mosquito bites are rarely a serious medical problem, but they are a serious annoyance.
If you always feel the need to scratch at your bite, then this article is here to help.
Follow these natural home remedies to reduce the itchiness of your mosquito bite.
#1. Don’t Scratch
Even though it may be hard to resist, you shouldn’t scratch your mosquito bite. The ingredients in the mosquito’s salivary make their bites itchy.
The only problem is, scratching the itch only makes it itchier. If you scratch the bite too much, the bite can even become infected. Do your best not to scratch, and then the bite will be able to heal faster.
Putting ice on the bite is a natural remedy that can help to numb the itch, at least temporarily. Ice can also help with reducing the size of the bite by reducing the inflammation.
You should do this if you haven’t gotten anything else around to help. When you do use ice, try to wrap it in some sort of cloth before putting it on your skin. When ice is directly on your skin for too long it can cause minor nerve damage.
Toothpaste is a great home remedy that reduces itchiness and inflammation from a mosquito bite. You can put a little bit of toothpaste on your bite, and then cover it with a bandage to keep it on without getting the toothpaste all over everything.
You can do this during the day, or even leave it on all night. You should change the toothpaste at least every eight hours or so.
#4. Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is great at reducing itchiness, inflammation, and even help to make sure the bite doesn’t become infected. Dip a cotton ball into some rubbing alcohol and rub it on the bite.
Do this as often as you need to. If you don’t have rubbing alcohol, pretty much anything else with a high alcohol content will work as well.
#5. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is great natural home remedy that can relieve itchiness. Dip a cotton ball into some lavender oil and rub it on the mosquito bite. Do this as often as you need to in order to keep the itching down.
#6. Baking Soda
Baking soda works much in the same way that the aspirin pills do. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with an equal amount of water.
Mix the two until they make a paste and then put it on your mosquito bits. Leave the paste on until it dries up, and then rinse it off with cool water. Do this as often as you need to.
#7. Aspirin Paste
While you could swallow some pills if the bite is unbearable, you can also rub the pills on your bite to help. Depending on how many bites you have, mash a few pills until they’re powder and then mix it with just enough water to make a paste out of it. Once you do this, rub the paste onto your bites and leave it on until the paste dries up.
Salt can also be used in a paste. Take some salt and mix it with a little bit of water. Mix the two together until they make a paste. Rub the paste into your mosquito bites. The salt should help to relieve itching and inflammation.
#9. Apple Cider Vinegar
Dip a cotton ball into some apple cider vinegar. Hold the cotton ball onto your bite, or bandage it on, for a few minutes. If you do this correctly, then the itching should go away. Do this as often as you need to.
Oatmeal is one of the best natural remedies that is a cheap and easy way to reduce the itching and inflammation of a mosquito bite. Make plain oatmeal like you would if you were going to eat it. Once the oatmeal cools down enough so that it won’t burn you, put it on your mosquito bite. Rinse it off with cool water once the oatmeal dries up. Do this as often as you need to.
Hopefully these home remedies can help cure your mosquito bites.