Mosquito bites prevent enjoying the summer evenings and are very irritating. Regardless of all prevention, mosquitoes will always find a way to your skin. These insects’ bites can cause itching, tingling and swelling. Do not scratch the bite area because you can irritate it.
There are several natural remedies that are great for all ages, including children. The best thing is you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen.
Garlic – Put little bit of fresh garlic on the site of the sting, hold it there for a few minutes until the itching stops, then wash the area with water.
Toothpaste – Peppermint in toothpaste cools the skin. Apply little toothpaste on the affected area and keep it there until it completely dries out, then wash with water.
Vinegar – The best one to use is apple cider vinegar. Soak a cotton wool in vinegar and put it in place of the bite. After few minutes you will feel relief.
Lemon – Squeeze a little lemon or lime juice directly on the place of the bite. This way you will prevent the feeling of itching and tingling. Also you can rub zest on the sting area – the result will be the same.
Honey – Apply little bit of honey onto the affected area. Honey prevents infection and reduces itching and tingling sensation.
Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera plant possesses many medicinal properties, and is excellent when it comes to reduction of symptoms of insect bite. Put a little gel or leaf on place of the sting. It will not only reduce the itching, but it will also accelerate the healing process of the skin.