Try these simple tips to soothe mosquito bites easily

The body’s immediate reaction to a mosquito bite would be bumps and itching. Photo: Shutterstock

It has become impossible to stay indoors without opening the windows and doors due to severe heatwave. Even though the occasional summer rains may cool down the earth, they may cause the proliferation of mosquitoes too. Diseases like dengue are mainly spread by mosquitoes which are carriers of harmful viruses. No matter how well you cover your body, it is impossible to stay away from mosquito ‘attacks’. The body’s immediate reaction to a mosquito bite would be bumps and itching. Here are a few simple tips or home remedies that would help soothe the mosquito bites.

Apple cider vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in some apple cider vinegar and press it on the bump. The anti-inflammatory qualities of apple cider vinegar would reduce the itching and bumpiness.
The antibacterial properties in honey would significantly reduce the chances of infection. Besides, the high viscosity of honey is extremely soothing and eases the itchiness. Rubbing some honey on the bite would give you instant soothing.

Baking soda
Baking soda which is easily available in the market could be applied to heal mosquito bites. Mix the baking soda with some water and apply on the bump. Wash off after 10 – 15 minutes.
Aloe Vera
Apply some fresh aloe vera on the mosquito bite to soothe it. Make sure to use the gel that has been freshly taken from the plant.

Ice cubes
Rubbing an ice cube on the mosquito bite would reduce itching and bumpiness. However, make sure to wrap the ice cube in a piece of cloth while applying rather than directly rubbing it on the skin.
Essential oils
Essential oils like lavender oil and tea tree oil have amazing anti–bacterial properties. You could mix these essential oils in any carrier oil like coconut oil before rubbing it on the mosquito bite.

Tea Bag
Press the used tea bag on the mosquito bite for a few minutes. It will instantly reduce bumpiness and soothe the skin.
Garlic cloves
Garlic is known for its anti–fungal and anti–bacterial qualities. Peel the garlic cloves and crush them lightly before rubbing them on the mosquito bite. You could also apply garlic extract.

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