HOME CURE FOR MOSQUITO BITE ITCH
When it is about beautiful monsoons and relentless rains, mosquito bites end up becoming unavoidable if you are unprotected by a repellant or insecticide. While bees and wasps can insert poisonous substances with their sting, mosquitoes bite with a simple intent to suck on your blood. The bumps and itchiness that follows after the bite is the result of an anticoagulant that the mosquito injects to stop your blood from clotting. The anticoagulant gives birth to a mild allergic reaction that includes the typical, round bumps.
For instant relief, one should resort to applying antihistamine cream or stick to relieve themselves from the itch and swelling. If this is not available then head towards your kitchen. You can press a refrigerated, moist bag of green tea on the bite as recommended by skin and beauty expert Jessica Wu, MD. This could help in soothing the itch, and the compounds in the tea helps in dealing with the inflammation. Other option would be for you to wash it with a soothing oatmeal bath.
Some creative home remedies suggested by Dr. Vu include:
- Honey: Honey consist of an antibacterial ingredient, so in theory it should be able to stop a bite from getting infected. However there are chances of the sweetness attracting more bites!
- Sticky bandage: Using a stick bandage on the bite will stop you from rubbing and scratching the bite, especially during night. If scratched too hard one can end up breaking the skin and make way for an infection into the wound.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is gifted with anti-inflammatory properties, so this can help with the itch. For even more relief, keep the aloe vera gel in the fridge, since the cold will help in dealing with the itchiness in a better manner.
- Basil: Basil has shown the ability to repel mosquitoes. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help deal with the swelling.