Mosquito bites are sometimes something that can’t be avoided, especially when you’re outside the house or entering the summer. There are many ways to deal with mosquito bites, one of which is by applying an ointment.
But there are several natural ways that can be done to overcome the itching caused by mosquito bites.
Use ice packs
One of the simplest ways is to apply ice cubes to the skin of a mosquito bite. When mosquitoes bite, they put saliva in the bloodstream. The mosquito’s saliva triggers the immune system to secrete histamine which causes inflammatory responses such as redness, swelling, and itching.
Aloe vera has long been used as a treatment for hundreds of years in Egypt. Thick aloe vera meat like jelly, can be used to treat various skin conditions such as overcoming sunburn or mosquito bites. In addition, aloe vera meat also has a cold effect on the skin.
Mix baking soda with water, then apply to mosquito-bitten skin. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with water until it’s shaped like a paste. Baking soda can overcome the acidic reaction between your body and mosquito saliva. “Baking soda helps neutralize the body’s reaction to mosquito bites and prevent irritation from spreading.
Just like baking soda, oatmeal can also be used as an ingredient to reduce itching. To prepare, sprinkle oatmeal in warm water then soak for 10 minutes. Use a handful of oatmeal in warm water that you use for bathing.
Honey is indeed famous for its anti-inflammatory properties which can overcome the itching caused by mosquito bites. Based on a review from the journal Wounds, the sticky texture of honey can help heal wounds and eliminate any irritation.
Use buzzbgone Zapper
buzzbgone is an electric shock device that uses UV light to trap mosquitoes that approach them instantly, and die instantly. This device is made of a vacuum which prevents insects from coming out of Buzz B Gone.