Natural Ways to Treat Mosquito Bites
Summer is the best season to enjoy the lovely outdoors. But it is the most thriving period for mosquitos leaving you with pain, swelling and irritation with their bites. On the top of that, severe itching makes you to scratch frequently on the affected area, thereby worsening the condition. Whereas you can apply mosquito repellent creams to get relief, these creams may not go well with people with skin allergies. In this scenario, using some home remedies can help you.
Here we have listed such home remedies to get relief from mosquito bites.
Lemon is packed with natural anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. All you need to slice the lemon and rub the inside part on your affected part. Or you can use lemon juice instead of lemon wedge.
Aloe vera is an all in one home remedy for skin conditions including the itching caused by mosquito bites. It contains soothing and antibacterial properties easing pain, itching and swelling. Besides, it protects the bitten area from 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 within few minutes of application.
Toothpaste soothes mosquito bites as it delivers cool effect to the skin. This is why they help you get instant relief from itchy and inflamed skin. Very simple to use—just apply toothpaste to the affected area.
You will see better results with peppermint based toothpaste.
Essential oils not only heal the affected part, but moisturize the skin to mitigate itching, swelling and pain caused by mosquito bites. You can use diluted tea tree oil as it is packed with antibacterial properties which can stop the infection from intense scratching.
Ice is effective and instant home remedy to soothe mosquito bites. An intense cooling effect eases instantly inflammation and itching. All you need to wrap ice cubes in a towel and compress it onto the affected part of the skin for nearly 10-15 minutes for instant relief from both swelling and itching.
It is great if you have numbing cream. Numbing cream temporarily dulls your skin so that you don’t feel pain and sensation caused by mosquito bites.
With the help of these remedies, you can get relief from mosquito bites. However, you must see your physician immediately if you are experiencing fever, neck stiffness, numbness, stupor and muscle weakness after getting mosquito bite.
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