6 Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Monsoons are the best time for the mosquitoes to breed. The temperature is favorable and there is rainwater accumulated at certain places. Mosquitoes enter your homes, especially during the evening. female mosquitoes need human blood to keep their body warm to make their eggs and so they bite humans.

Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

While biting and sucking human blood mosquitoes also leave their saliva on the human epidermis and this causes irritation, small red bumps, and itching. In small children, mosquito bite causes large round raised bumps.

Mosquito bites are irritating and cause irresistible desire to itch. Itching may cause inflammation and may not let you sleep. But there are simple home remedies to relief mosquito bite.

Below are simple home remedies for relief mosquito bites, have a look.

Home Remedies for Relief Mosquito Bites

1.Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is a natural healer and treats any kind of insect bite. It has a soothing effect, treats inflammation. Also, it is antimicrobial. Take a fresh leaf of aloe vera and cut it to extract its gel. Apply the gel on the bites. repeat this a few times in a day.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel


2. Basil Leaves

Basil leaves have a compound in it that is very similar to camphor. It soothes the mosquito bite by providing a cooling sensation. Take a few basil leaves and boil it in a cup of water for15 minutes. Strain this concoction and cool it to a bearable temperature. Now apply this solution with the help of a cotton on mosquito bites.

Basil Leaves

Basil Leaves


3. Salt Water

Saltwater is an easily available and simple home remedy that treats mosquito bites instantly. The application of salt makes the irritating antigens of the mosquito saliva to come out and itchiness disappears in a few minutes.

Mix a teaspoon of salt in a tablespoon of water and mix properly. With the help of cotton apply it to the affected part,

Salt Water

Salt Water


4.Raw Honey

To get rid of swelling and itchiness of mosquito bite you may also apply raw honey to the affected part, It soothes inflammation. With the help of a cotton swab apply honey to the mosquito bites.

Raw Honey

Raw Honey


5.Toothpaste

As most of the toothpaste contains mint or neem it effective relieves inflammation and itch caused due to a mosquito bite. Just apply toothpaste on affected area and you will find instant relief.

Toothpaste

Toothpaste


6.Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Dilute apple cider vinegar with water in 1:1 ratio. Stir well and apply this solution to mosquito bites with the help of a cotton swab. To increase the effectiveness you may also add baking soda to this solution.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Dear readers, mosquito bites are not a big issue of concern. But many mosquitoes act as vectors to transfer virus and protozoans that cause dengue, chikungunya, and malaria. So it is better to protect yourself from a mosquito bite. Keep windows and doors shut during the evening. Sleep under a mosquito net. Wear dresses with full sleeves and that covers your legs. Do not allow water to get accumulated. Do not throw utensils, tires and coconut shells that can hold water in open. Clean watercoolers frequently and keep your environment clean.

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