Mosquito Bite Home Remedies
We are in New Orleans in the middle of Summer. It is hot, it is muggy and mosquitoes are out in full force. You spent the afternoon at the pool or at a barbecue, and as soon as you get home, you notice these little red bumps all over your legs, arms and other places on your body – mosquito bites. To make matters worse, they all itch! You know, you are not supposed to scratch them, but you have to so something…… There are lots of home remedies that people use to alleviate the mosquito bite pain, here are some of the most popular ones. Take a look!
Some people swear that fresh Aloe Vera or Aloe Vera gel works perfectly as a home remedy for mosquito bites. According to some people, Aloe Vera not only eases itching and inflammation, but will also help heal the wound. If you have a fresh Aloe leaf, apply the fresh cut inner part of the leaf directly to the bite. You can also use some cream or gel infused with Aloe.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another option that works for some people to ease irritation from a mosquito bite. Hold a cotton ball, you dipped in the vinegar, to the bite mark. If you have a lot of mosquito bites, you can also try adding a few cups of vinegar to a bath and soak until the itching goes away. If you do not have apple cider vinegar in the house, try some other vinegar it should have the same effect.
Rubbing alcohol is one of the most popular remedies. It has a cooling effect when it dries. This may help relieve some of the itching from a mosquito bite. Be careful not to use too much alcohol as it can irritate the skin.
This has been a favorite of moms everywhere. It is a mixture of zinc oxide and iron oxide and works as a cooling, all-purpose soother. In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it found no proof showing calamine was effective in treating bug bites, stings, and rashes, however, some doctors still recommend it.
An Unconventional Idea
If you do not have any vinegar, rubbing alcohol, calamine lotion, or Aloe Vera gel in your house, try putting some spit on the pesky little bites. We have heard from multiple sources that your saliva will provide some relief, and at least it is a body fluid so it won’t hurt you or cause any allergic reaction.