Summertime marks the start of BBQ season, picnics in the park, long warm nights, and holidays abroad. The warm weather brightens up your spirits from the cold winter months and everything is perfect until you start to hear that high pitch buzzing sound echoing through your garden…
Then the dreaded day comes when you wake up to find yourself littered in red dots accompanied by that everlasting itch annoying you right to the core of your bones… There can be only one culprit… Mosquitoes!
Everyone has suffered the wrath of these bloodthirsty insects. To them, we are a giant bucket of KFC, or an all you can eat Chinese buffet, leaving behind nasty red marks and an irritating itchy aftermath.
Toothpaste is a great treatment to help fight the annoying itch that possesses you after a mosquito bite. The menthol flavour from the toothpaste acts as a cooling agent keeping your mind distracted from the urge to scratch. To add to this, the astringency characteristic of toothpaste will help reduce swelling by eliminating the fluid build-up.
Did you know honey is a natural antibiotic and more importantly fresh honey? Been bitten by a mosquito? Apply some honey to the bite.
If you’re like me and you attack each mosquito bite like a feral cat on a can of tuna then honey is also a great way to treat mosquito bites that you have scratched open.
It may sound strange but, banana peel is another great way to treat a mosquito bite. This is due to the natural oils found within the banana skin. For this natural remedy simply rub the banana peel, flesh side down, on your mosquito bite and relax as the irritating itch fades away.
Not only can vapour rub help with a blocked nose but it has also been proven to reduce itch from mosquito bites for some people. Much like toothpaste, this is mainly due to the menthol based ingredients found in this product, mixed with the camphor oil.
Just like wasp and bee stings, ice is a great way to treat a mosquito bite. Take either an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas and place it on the mosquito bite. The cold temperature will help cool the area, reducing the redness and keeping the itching apocalypse at bay.
Did you know that aloe vera is a fantastic, natural, antiseptic agent? That’s what makes it a good natural remedy for mosquito bites. The vitamins and minerals found in aloe vera will help to reduce the pain, swelling and itching. On top of that it will also help the bite heal faster.
Either fresh aloe vera or aloe vera gel works perfectly for this home remedy. Beforehand make sure it is at a cold temperature before you apply it to your skin, simply leaving it in the fridge for 10 minutes usually does the trick.
All you need to do is rub the gel (this can be extracted from a fresh aloe vera plant by cutting a meaty portion off and squeezing) to the mosquito bite and let the aloe vera do its magic.
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