However, with the spring rapidly approaching, there’s no telling how mosquitoes will affect you once you leave your home. A mosquito bite is not only dangerous to your health — due to the threat of diseases like Zika Virus — but the bite itself, and the painful itch it causes, is enough to make anyone want to rip their hair out.
Thankfully, there are some natural treatments for mosquito bites that you can use in order to remedy that insufferable itch using items you likely already have lying around:
Not only is baking soda great for keeping your cookies fluffy and delicious, but it is also one of the most versatile items you have in your house. Sadly, baking soda is widely under used.
With that being said, you can create a paste by mixing warm water and baking soda together, which can then be applied to the area where the mosquito bite is located. You should allow the paste to sit on the bite until it hardens, and then wash it off entirely using warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar
We’ve all had one recipe that calls for apple cider vinegar but for the most part, we have no idea when it comes to what else it is useful for. Fortunately, the answer is: it’s a fantastic natural remedy for mosquito bites!
All you have to do is soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, and use medical tape to hold it in place until the pain and itchiness stops. It’s that easy.
Another useful item located in your medicine cabinet is aspirin, which is probably the most respected pain killers out there.
To use aspirin as a treatment for your mosquito bite, you should wet one under your water tap, and then rub it over your bite in order to fully coat the area. Once the pain and itchiness subsides, you can then wash the area with warm water.
Although you might not be aware, toothpaste is for more than simply whitening and freshening your teeth. You can also use any non-gel based toothpaste as a means for treating a mosquito bite as well.
All you need to do is add a small dollop of toothpaste on the bite itself, let the substance sit overnight and it will dry the bite out, successfully relieving the pain and itchiness.
Deodorant is a fantastic treatment for mosquito bite itch. You can rub a non-gel, unscented deodorant over the bite and it will start relieving the bite within a few minutes, killing the itch and cooling the burn simultaneously.
You should always remember to bring a DEET spray for those times you head to places outside your yard without the protection of Mr. Mister.
We hope these remedies bring relief for the pesky symptoms of a mosquito bite, and as you know, we love referrals, so be sure to pass along this information to friends and family!
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