You may not even notice when a mosquito bites you. But these small insects leave a nasty bump with a persistent itch, even for days after the fact. But did you know that you can beat the itch with things that are probably already lying around your house
Some mosquitoes are harmless and their bite does not cause much harm, you may experience a slight bump or rash on the skin which goes off after a few days. But some mosquitoes are more poisonous and a bite from them can cause infection, boils and abscess etc. You can treat mosquito bites with simple to prevent infection and complications.
Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites
Honey has many anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This sweet substance is a common pick among home remedy enthusiasts. It has hundreds and hundreds of years of medicinal history that supports its everyday use for various ailments and bites. A small drop on an itchy bite may be just the relief you need
Basil is a natural anti septic. It is easily available in every household. Grind a few basil leaves to extract its juice. Apply the juice directly on mosquito bites. It provides immediate relief and prevents infection.
Onion or Garlic
Onion and garlic help reduce swelling and soothe the itching caused by mosquito bites. Moreover, their strong smell repels insects and mosquitoes.
Neem has amazing healing properties. You can use neem in various forms to get relief from mosquito bites. Boil a handful of fresh neem leaves in water and use it for bathing to stop itching caused by mosquito bites. Apply a few drops of neem oil directly on the bitten area to reduce swelling and red bumps.
Take 1 teaspoon camphor powder and mix it with 2 tea spoons mustard oil. Apply this paste on mosquito bites to prevent puss formation and to reduce swelling.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Antiseptic properties in tea tree oil help it treat a variety of skin-related symptoms, including mosquito bites. Dab a little essential oil onto a cotton swab and rub it on the affected area. Lavender and peppermint oils also work well. A caveat: Some people are sensitive to having essential oils applied directly to the skin. If that’s the case for you, try diluting the oil or choose a different remedy.
Mix 1 tea spoon baking soda with equal amounts of water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wipe off with a moist cloth.
Lemon gives relief from itching and burning sensation. It heals the mosquito bite instantly. Make a solution with lime juice and water and apply it on the bite for 10-15 minutes. Wipe it clean. You can also rub a lemon peel on mosquito bite to relieve itching.
An ice cube or cold pack can be a surprisingly effective remedy for mosquito bites. The ice numbs the area and helps control swelling. Wrap cubes in a towel and press against bites for 10 minutes
Orange contains vitamin C, which works as an antiseptic too. Make a powder with dried orange peel. Take 1 teaspoon orange peel and mix it with water to make a paste. Apply the paste on affected area. It helps to heal the blister faster. You can get dried orange peel from the market.
Garlic is a wonder herb with amazing healing properties. It works wonders to cure mosquito bites. Crush a few garlic pods and extract the juice. Apply a few drops of juice on mosquito bites for 10-15 minutes. Wipe the area clean afterwards. If you find pure juice too strong, you can dilute it with water and then use it as mentioned.
Grind Ajwain to make powder. Make a paste with 1teaspoon Ajwain powder and 1 teaspoon mustard oil. Apply it on mosquito bites to relieve swelling and pain from the area.