What to use for mosquito bites?

Mosquitos are unpleasant insects, because they produce not only ultra-annoying sound, but also bite and leave itchy, red spots on our skin that heals quite slowly especially if you scratch them and make them raw. But there are several remedies that you can use to ease the itching and to help those unwelcome mosquito bites to heal quicker.

We have covered a lot of tips on how to avoid and/or repel mosquitoes on our website, but we haven’t covered what to do when the insect has already bitten you. Interesting fact: mosquito needs to be in contact with your skin 6 seconds or more for you to develop any kind of reaction to the bite of the mosquito. So if the mosquito managed to last more than 6 seconds in contact with your skin, read further to find out what to do.

For more natural mosquito bite treatment I suggest trying out herbs such as Aloe Vera, chamomile, lavender, tea tree oil, even basil, lemon, lime, peppermint, cucumber, cinnamon and raw honey might help, because most of these things have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, that will help ease the itching and help heal faster. For example, Aloe Vera has over 100 different components, that will benefit to your skin, chamomile by itself is soothing herb whether it is drank or applied to the skin, lavender too will help soothe the itching, tea tree oil will be beneficial for healing the bites and making the itch a little less, basil is not only good as a cooking spice but is great at relieving itching too, lemon and lime have antibacterial properties as well as help lessen itching, peppermint will give you cooling sensation that will block other sensations a.k.a. stop the itching for a while, cucumber will reduce the swelling, but cinnamon and honey are great as antibacterial remedies to make sure your bites don’t get infected and therefore don’t get worse.

But if you rather go to a pharmacy and try out some of the mosquito bite remedies they offer I can suggest buying Absorbine Jr. which will quickly soothe the pain and itching caused by mosquitoes, and the effect will last for quite some time, also you can use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the bites so that they are clean and can’t get infected. Some also say that Orajel cream and Listerine or any other mouthwash are amazing at relieving pain and itching despite them being oral treatments. But for bites to heal faster you can buy some Cetaphil skin cleanser, Vicks VapoRub or any other similar cream or gel that help heal bites, cuts or even pimples, because they are similar to mosquito bites.

The good news with mosquitoes is that the more times you are bit by a mosquito, the more likely it is that you will become desensitised to these bites, which means that the more you get bitten the less serious reaction you will have to mosquito bites. So make sure that young children are better protected against mosquitoes and use some of previously mentioned remedies to lessen mosquito impact to your skin.


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