Mosquito bites are painful and present with bumps at the site of the bite. These bumps are usually uncomfortable, itchy, and red. One of the best ways to manage mosquito bites is through the use of simple remedies. Here are five easy home remedies to try:
1. Aloe Vera.
Use store-bought aloe gel or extract fresh aloe gel from the plant and apply it to the bite marks. The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera heal the bumps and reduce the effect of the bite.
2. Ice Cubes.
Ice reduces inflammation, induce numbness, and reduce irritation.
- Wrap the ice around a clothing material and apply it to your skin’s red bumpy areas caused by mosquito.
- Apply the ice for about 1-2 mins, then remove for about 5mins, then repeat until you feel relief.
NOTE: long application of ice can damage the skin, so don’t apply it for a very long time. Take breaks in-between applications.
It’s a common vegetable in every household. The medicinal properties of onions have been well known since the dawn of time when they were used to treat illnesses such as headaches, diabetes, heart disease, and sores. Thanks to its organic sulfur compounds, antioxidants, and antimicrobial properties.
- Take a slice of fresh onion and apply to the itchy bumps for 5 – 15 mins then wash the area with water.
Rub a few drops of honey on the lesion and let it set in for a while. Honey is superfood produce by bees. It’s packed with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, reduces inflammation, and soothes itching.
5. Basil Leaves.
The basil leaf has a very soothing effect on mosquito bites.
- Put a cup of water in a pot then add a few leaves.
- After boiling the leaves, allow the water to cool, then apply it to the red itchy bumps with a clean cloth, cotton wool, or sterile gauze.
If you are allergic to any of the remedies mentioned above, stop using the remedy immediately.