Treating Mosquito Bites with Home Remedies

Home Remedies for  Mosquito Bites

We all have suffered the peevishness of mosquito bites, which is accompanied by the annoying never lasting, continuous itching. These mosquito bites also leave behind bright red swollen marks, which make the situation like a nightmare.

Treating mosquito bites with Home remedies

Treating mosquito bites with Home remedies

Let us understand why the mosquito bites are itching. When a mosquito bites, she (yes! only female mosquito can bite) uses her styles to pierce your skin. While she sucks your blood, simultaneously she pumps in her saliva in your bloodstream. This saliva of the mosquito works as an anticoagulant, preventing your blood from clotting at the site of the bite. This helps the mosquito in quickly feed your blood. The saliva contains certain enzymes and proteins; they cause allergic reactions in your body. In response to these allergens, your immune system release histamines which cause itching. Help yourself by restraining itching, because the more you itch, the more histamine is released. This will start a vicious cycle of scratching and itching and add to your discomfort.

Following are few home remedies which can help you in reducing the swelling, redness, and itching.

Treating Mosquito Bites with Home Remedies:

Toothpaste Home Remedies for  Mosquito Bites

Toothpaste can easily save you by alleviating the mosquito bite; it acts as a cooling agent and helps you fight the urge to scratch your skin. Toothpaste also acts as an astringent, it reduces the fluid buildup and helps in reducing the inflammation.

Honey Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

Honey is a natural antibiotic; it helps in healing the wound caused by a mosquito bite. Honey also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent, apply natural honey on the affected area and wash it after some time. Honey is extremely soothing and moisturizing, it

Honey

Honey Home Remedies for  Mosquito Bites

Basil Oil Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

Basil oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties; it helps in relieving the swelling caused by mosquito bite. It is also used as a natural mosquito repellent.

Banana Peel Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

Banana peel may sound unrealistic to your mind, but it is extremely effective against itching because of mosquito bites. Banana peel contains certain natural oils, which are released when you rub the peel on the affected site. Keep the flesh side down facing your skin.

Benefits of Banana Peels

Benefits of Banana Peels

Ice Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

Ice can easily help in reducing the inflammation; the cold temperature will numb your skin by temporarily reducing the nerve activity, giving you immediate relief. Avoid direct application of ice on the skin; it may cause damage to your skin. Ice helps in reducing the blood flow to the affected area, this helps in decreasing the swelling.

Ice cubes

Ice

Aloe Vera Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

The gel obtained from the leaves of Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties. The gel present in its leaf contains about 99% water, certain amino acids, glucammanans, vitamins and lipids. Apply the gel on the affected site and let it dry. Aloe Vera gives a cooling effect after it evaporates. Wash it with cold water.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Baking Soda Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

Baking soda also known as sodium bicarbonate may also provide relief from itching because of a mosquito bite. It is readily available in your kitchen cabinet and benefits your skin immensely. Baking soda is alkaline in nature; it helps in balancing the pH levels of your skin. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the mosquito bite and let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash it with cold water.
If you experience any irritation, immediately remove the paste.

Oatmeal Home Remedy for  Mosquito Bites

Oatmeal can help in relieving itching and swelling. Make a paste by mixing oatmeal and water; apply this on the mosquito site. Keep it for 10 minutes and wash the area with cold water.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Most mosquito bites do not pose any harm but Sometimes, mosquito bites may cause anaphylactic shock in a few people, resulting in difficulty in breathing, swelling, fever, blisters, lesions, and hives. You should always ask your doctor if you develop any of these complications.

Dr Reena Prajapat is a dentist, she post graduated in hospital management from Apollo Institute of hospital Administration, Hyderabad. Her strong belief in natural and home remedies lead her to Pursue bachelor in naturopathy.

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