Tips to Relieve Mosquito Bites

Tips to Relieve Mosquito Bites

Natural tips to relieve mosquito bites

The irritation from mosquito bites can be relentlessly itchy and sometimes even painful. The best way to deal with mosquito bites is to prevent them in the first place with natural repellents.

Dr. Neal B. Schultz in an interview on the Huffington Post explains what causes the irritation from mosquito bites: “The mosquito is injecting a material into your skin that causes inflammation, which is redness, swelling, tenderness and heat. That then becomes an itch.”

If you do happen to get bit, there are easy and natural ways to reduce symptoms.

Tips to Relieve Mosquito Bites

Here are great ways to relieve mosquito bites.

1. Apple cider vinegar:

We have seen some of the many uses Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).

Add mosquito bite reliever to the list.

ACV has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it helps get rid of inflammation on the site of the bites. Apply a little topically using a cotton ball until symptoms are gone.

2. Baking soda:

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate helps neutralize the pH of your skin, which may aid in inflammation and reduce soreness of the skin. You can mix around a cup into a warm bath and soak for about half an hour, or mix it with water and apply as a paste onto skin.

3. Banana peel:

There isn’t much research proving that banana peels actually work for mosquito bites. Dr. Neal B. Schultz suggests that the sugars in the peel may help soothe the bite and draw out moisture. Try rubbing the affected area with the banana peel.

4. Lavender oil & tea tree oil:

Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps with the pain, swelling, and irritation. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which prevent infection. Lavender oil has similar benefits to tea tree oil, and can also be used to treat bite. Simply mix the oils together and apply on skin with a cotton ball.

5. Lemon slice:

A slice of lemon can be applied directly to the bite, because it has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. It helps kill bacteria on the affected area. Be aware that this remedy can only be used indoors, as the sun may react with the lemon juice on the skin and cause blisters.

6. Onion slice:

Onions work great for mosquito bites because of their ability to draw out fluids from the skin. Simply press onion to the affected area for a few minutes. If symptoms aren’t gone within minutes, you can tape the slice to your arm using medical tape until irritation is gone.

Note: We love Witch Hazel and believe it may also help soothe the itchiness and pain.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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REFERENCES:

1. Klein, Sarah. “Mosquito Bite Treatment: 14 Natural Ways To Ease The Itch.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 20 June 2012. Web. 14 July 2013.

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