It is no secret that mosquitoes survive on the blood of both animals as well as humans to survive. Mosquitoes have thin but elongated sharp mouthparts that help them easily puncture any type of skin to suck the blood of the victim.
The puncture is not only small but the mosquitoes also release a toxin that stuns the place for a few minutes. This is why a person doesn’t often realize they have gotten a mosquito bite. Some common symptoms of mosquito bites are as follows.
- Skin rash
- Skin infection (rare)
It can also lead to some of the most dangerous diseases like
For our readers today, we present to you a few home remedies to treat mosquito bites.
Lemon comes with not only anti-inflammatory properties but also with anesthetic properties making it one of the highly used ingredients to treat a mosquito bite.
- Simple slice a lemon in 2 equal halves and rub the inside of the lemon half on the skin that suffers from the bite. A person can also use the yellow side of the lemon on the skin to relieve from pain as well.
- In order to reduce the chance of getting a skin infection, rub some lemon juice over the bite.
Minced Onion And Garlic
Onion and garlic have been sued since ancient times for proving relief from pain as well as inflammation caused by mosquito bite. In addition to this, the high amounts of sulfur in them actually at as natural insect repellent.
- Mince some onion or garlic to form a paste.
- Apply this paste over the affected bite area
- Let it sit for a few minutes
- Rinse it off with warm water
Baking soda with its anti-inflammatory properties helps to reduce the selling as well as the itching associated with mosquito bites. Baking soda is alkaline by nature and helps to neutralize the pH level of the skin to provide relief from pain.
- Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda in 1 glass of water. Dip a piece of cloth in this mixture and place it over the affected skin for at least 20 minutes.
- Another remedy is to mix some baking soda with Witch hazel and apply it directly over the mosquito bite. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
Salt has natural antiseptic as well as anti-bacterial properties which makes it a great ingredient for treating mosquito bites.
- Make a paste by adding some table salt in a few drops of water. Apply this paste over the affected skin.
- The second option is to mix the salt with minced garlic and water. Apply the paste on the affected area. It might result in a little burning sensation but afterward, it provides immense relief from pain.
Toothpaste has ingredients in it like baking soda and the menthol. Both of the ingredients have in them the anti-inflammatory properties making it a great natural remedy for mosquito bites as well as itchiness and swelling associated with it.