As summer approaches, so do the mosquitoes. With mosquitoes comes bites, itching and irritation. The only way mosquito season can easier is knowing the most effective remedies for bites. Of course, remember to wear bug spray as well. However, here are some easy home mosquito remedies that will help stop the itch and irritation of the bites when you forget your insect repellent.
One thing that is so important with mosquito bites is that when you itch it, it gets worse. So DO NOT itch it. Once you itch it, the bite ends up itching more and then you keep itching it until the bite is very swollen and red. When a mosquito bite becomes swollen, it takes longer for it to heal. That is why oven mitts come in handy. Just stick them on your hands and keep a friend or family member near you to keep you accountable.
When a mosquito bites you, the area that the incident occurred starts to inflame. From all of our many injuries as children, we all know that ice or cold water has been proven to take down the inflammation of sprained ankles or broken bones. That is why ice or cold water helps the inflammation of a mosquito bite, therefore, helps ease the irritation of the bite as well.
We know, we know. This is such a basic tip, however, the reason that this doesn’t work is maybe because you are using the wrong kind of cream. Many doctors and nurses describe calamine lotion as one of the most fast-acting anti-itch creams for mosquito bites. Next time you see one developing on your body, grab that calamine lotion and try it for yourself!
Many doctors have suggested this remedy for a ton of different bug bites or stings, so it’s not surprising that it can help mosquito bites as well. However, when creating the paste, it is important to use a little bit of water with the baking soda and then apply the paste to the mosquito bite. This then helps relieve the itch.
It’s important to be prepared during mosquito season just in case you do get bit. We hope these tips and tricks will help you when the time comes.