How to Heal Mosquito Bites
Mosquito bites can be a great irritation. They’re prickly, abrasive and can disturb for days if you don’t respond them immediately. Following are some cures to those damned bites.
- Small dish
- Bathing soap
- Rubbing alcohol
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- Wash the mosquito bite zones with soap and water. The detergent will do away with the irrigational sensation.
- Identify the mosquito bitten areas with a marker.
- Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 tablespoon of water in a small dish.
- Dab on the baking soda paste over the mosquito bites. Don’t try to rub it into your skin, instead gently paste it on top of the red bumps.
- Keep motionless for about 15 minutes so the paste will have sufficient time to dehydrate. Prevent the clothing from touching the paste or the mosquito bitten zones.
- The baking soda paste works well with itching and extracts toxins from out of the mosquito bites. It will also resist bites from further inflammation.
- Allow it retain the paste as long as it can bear it over it.
- Don’t try to scratch the mosquito bites. This will only worsen the swelling and itching.
- An ice pack can be rubbed as well as a cold compress over the mosquito bites to reduce itching or inflammation.
- Anointing alcohol over mosquito bites also facilitates in doing away with the itching.
- Again apply the baking soda paste if you still feel the inflammation caused by mosquito bites during daytime.
Are you looking for a faster way to relief? Below are some pieces of advice:
- Calamine lotion
- Topical anesthetics specifically synthesized for insect / mosquito bites.
- 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Check the label and follow instructions on usage.
- Herbal remedies that contain tea tree oil or lavender oil. Check the label and follow instructions on usage.
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