Summer is finally here. The lovely, hot summer is shining down on us nearly every day. You’re on your porch reading a good book or drinking your favorite soda then you feel an itch. You scratch it a bit, but it doesn’t go away. A couple of minutes pass, and the irritation turns into a nice, shiny, red bump. And no matter how you scratch it, that itchy feeling won’t disappear.
Of course, the most annoying part of summer for Southern people has to be mosquito bites. These tiny fly creatures can easily ruin your day outdoors by stinging you a couple of times and taking off. But they don’t have to ruin your day anymore!
These home remedies can help alleviate some pain and itching from mosquito bites. So let’s get into it!
Aloe Vera to Treat Mosquito Bites
You might have heard this one because of how effective it is. Aloe vera helps cool down and alleviate the pain and itch that comes with a mosquito bite.
Using aloe vera not only helps with the burn that comes with a bite but also helps decrease the size of the bitten area. That way, it’s less obvious that you have been bitten, and the bite hurts a lot less.
Simply take some aloe vera gel and apply it directly to your wound. Remember to massage it and use as much as you need to help with the swelling.
Ice to Treat Mosquito Bites
It’s true! Ice can help you combat mosquito bites by cooling down the affected site. In addition, you won’t feel the urge to scratch because ice works by constricting blood vessels and decreasing circulation to the area. Finally, ice can reduce swelling and pain in an area bitten by mosquitos.
You take an ice cube or a bag of ice and hold it over your wound for a couple of minutes to benefit from this simple treatment.
Oatmeal as a Powerful Anti-irritant for Mosquito Bites
Oatmeal is a very powerful anti-irritant when applied to the skin. So you won’t feel the urge to scratch yourself when you use your parents’ breakfast on your skin. Instead, make the oatmeal and apply it to the infected area for about 10 minutes. Afterward, you should feel better!
Honey to Treat Mosquito Bites
Honey is an excellent anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory. This is one of the most likely things you have in your home to help you get rid of those pesky mosquito bites. To use honey as a mosquito bite treatment, apply a small amount of honey to the wounded area and rub it in. You can keep the honey on for about 20 minutes or leave it on your skin all night or day. Honey is a gentle treatment option.
Chamollie Tea to Treat Mosquito Bites
You can absolutely use Chamollie tea as a treatment for mosquito bites. Unlike green tea leaves, chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, the heat from the tea bag will help reduce that uncomfortable, itchy feeling you are trying to shake.
Simply steep a cup of tea, and after letting it sit for a few minutes, take the tea bag out and blow on it just enough to where it won’t burn you. Then apply it to the infected area and leave the tea bag on the spot for about 10 minutes.
Not only does this help shake that itchy feeling that comes with a thing, but it also helps reduce the bite’s size.
Summers Can Be Great, but Mosquitos… Not So Much
We might not be big fans of mosquitos or the marks they leave behind. But, hopefully, these tips will help you better deal with any mosquitos that might come your way – naturally.