The past few weesk we have been talking about mosquitoes and ticks. We have covered topics such as mosquito myths and other topics But today we’re going to give you some tips on how to reduce mosquito bite itch that comes when, despite your best efforts, you are bitten. So here are some easy tips to use.
Use Alcohol to Clean the Area
Rubbing alcohol is one of the best ways to reduce mosquito bite itch if it’s done in time. If the bite is caught quicky, use rubbing alcohol to clean your bite area. This helps to cool the area while drying, and this can help with reliving the itching. Don’t use too much, however, since this can irritate your skin.
Use Honey on Your Mosquito BIte to Reduce Mosquito Bite Itch
Believe it or not, honey can help to reduce mosquito bite itch. Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and it also can help with healing wounds. It’s shown that it can reduce inflamamtion and prevent infection. However, make sure you clean it off your skin before going outside or you might attract more of the mosqujitos.
You probably have heard of bathing in oatmeal when you have chicken pox or dry skin. Well, the same is true when you have mosquito bites. Add some oatmeal to your bath water or put it in a paste on the bite. This can be done by adding a bit of water to your colloidal oatmeal, then applying it to the bite site. Leave it there for 15 minutes and wash the oatmeal off using warm water.A bit of honey added to the paste can also make a difference. Use cream afterwards to avoid dry skin.
Use Cold Tea Bags to Reduce Mosquito Bite Itch
Black and green teas have antiswelling effects. So soak a black or green teabag and then put it into your refrigerator so that it cools down. Then use the cooled tea bag on your bite to help with easing itchiness.
There are chemical couponds in basil that can help with relieving itchy skin. You can put basil oil on your skin like it’s a lotion or you can create your won. To do this, boil 2 cups water and 1/2 ounce basil leaves (dried). After this mixture’s cooled, take a wascloth and dip it into your mixture, then put the washcloth to the bite. If you want something faster, you can also chop up fresh leaves and rub those right on the bite.
Take an OTC Antihistamine for Itchiness from Mosquito Bites
An antihistamine will lower the amount of histoamine in your system so that inflammation is reduced. You can buy them without a prescription and they help with swelling and itchiness. They can be taken orally or you can apply them topically to the bite area.
We hope that you have found this useful and that our tips will come in handy when you have to reduce mosquito bite itch for yourself or a family member. Here’s another helpful article from the Mayo Clinic about mosquito bite itchiness. Have a great day!