Arrival of summer means the time has come to enjoy lovely outdoors. But mosquito bites can spoil your summer outing’s euphoria as they leave you with pain, swelling and irritation. Besides, the severe itching makes you to scratch frequently, worsening the condition. Any solution? Yes, you can try home remedies which will soothe your itching and swelling caused by bug bites. Let’s see the home remedies for mosquito bites.
Lemon is powerful home remedy for mosquitos and other bug’s bites because it has natural anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It is very easy to use and is easily available in your kitchen. Just slice the lemon into two pieces and rub the inside part on your itchy skin to get instant relief. The outer yellow peel is also helpful.
Alternatively, you can use lemon juice to minimize the chances of being infected.
Aloe vera is panacea for all skin issues and it can heal your mosquito bitten skin. As it contains soothing and antibacterial properties, it can ease your pain, itching and swelling, make your wound heal faster. Plus, it wards off the bitten area from developing infection.
Take the fresh aloe vera plant and extract the gel like substance. Apply this gel on the skin part bitten by mosquito. You will feel relief in no time.
Toothpaste is useful because it provides cooling sensation to your skin, reliving you from the itchy skin causing by mosquito bites. Apply the toothpaste that is rich in peppermint and menthol on your affected area. It can also reduce swelling.
Tea tree, lavender, and coconut oils are rich in properties that can mitigate the itching, swelling and pain resulting from mosquito bites. Particularly, tea tree oil has antibacterial properties which can stop the infection from intense scratching. Make sure to dilute the essential oil’s with water so that it can’t irritate your skin.
Placing ice packs on the area bitten by mosquito is useful as it eases the inflammation and itching. A coldness being delivered by ice will constrict the blood vessels. Get ice pack or wrap ice cube in a towel and place it onto the affected part of the skin for nearly 10-15 minutes for quick relief from both swelling and itching.
So, these are the simple home remedies for mosquito bites. However, if you experience severe symptoms like high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, numbness and stupor after bite from an infected mosquito, you must see your doctor immediately.