Mosquitoes survive by feeding on the animals and human blood. What they do is that they make use of their sharp, thin and elongated mouth part in order to punch the skin and suck the blood. As this puncture is really small, at times we don’t feel the bite when it takes place but it’s after effects are seriously annoying and then we come to know about what has happened to us.
Symptoms of mosquito bites:
Some of the symptoms of the mosquito bites include the skin rashes, itchiness and swelling. Occasionally it causes skin infection too. Moreover at times mosquito bites lead to fatal diseases like dengue in some parts of the world.
Ideally speaking one should wear long sleeves and pants to avoid mosquito bites. One of the ways to keep these uninvited guests out of the home is to have a magic fly screens and magnetic window screen. This screen takes away your tension of taking care if the door is properly closed or not. These screens have magnets that close the screen as soon as the person or anything just goes through them. But in case you are being bitten than continue reading this post to know about home remedies to treat the bites.
Home remedies for the mosquito bite treatment:
Following are the ten home remedies to treat the mosquito bite:
Lemon is naturally equipped with anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it useful to treat mosquito bites. All you need to do is to cut the lemon into two pieces. Rub the inside of the lemon against your skin. It will give you a quick relief.
Minced Garlic or Onion
Garlic as well as onion lessens the swelling of the mosquito bite. Apply the minced garlic or onion on the affected area. Wash it off after a few minutes.
Baking soda is alkaline in nature and it neutralizes the pH of the affected area relieving the skin. Take one tea spoon of baking soda and dissolve it in a glass of water. Dip a clean piece of cloth in it and put it over the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes.
It is a natural antiseptic agent. It reduces swelling, pain and itching. Extract the get out of aloe Vera leaf by cutting it. Chill it in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes and rub it over the affected area. Aloe Vera gel is easily available in market too.
Take small amount of table salt and make its paste with few drops of water. Apply this paste on the affected part.
Take some ice in a washcloth wrap and hold it in the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes. This will restrict the movement of inflammatory substances in the body. In case ice is not available then hold the bitten area under running water for few minutes.
Take a cotton ball and put small amount of alcohol on it. Rub it on the affected skin area. It may sting a little in the beginning but at the same time it will provide you quick relief from swelling and itching. Mouthwash having high amount of vodka or alcohol may also be used.
Tea Tree Oil
Apply tea tree oil to the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. But if you have sensitive skin, then do not use it.
Peppermint toothpaste can be used for better and faster results. It has anti-inflammatory properties which make the affected area feel better.
Grind the aspirin in to powder. Make its paste by adding few drops of water. Apply this paste over the affected area and get quick relief.
In short, all the above-mentioned ways can be used to treat the mosquito bites at home.
Written by Shaoxing Genan Trade Co., Ltd
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