Natural Remedies for Mosquito Bites
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Mosquitoes are those tiny flies making annoying sound and pin pierce the skin of its prey. It is known that female mosquitoes with their mouth part proboscis pierce the skin usually of mammals as they sweat and release lactic acid.
Nothing much serious about mosquitoes and their bite, a simple clap smashes them to death. But there are some disease causing mosquitoes with life dangers and not treatable at home. Here are some home remedies for common non dangerous mosquito bites.
Indian Borage (Sambara balli/ dodda patre):
It is a succulent herb with fleshy leaves and a strong scent. The herb is easily grown in gardens and pots with very little care and spreads the entire space. These leaves are a part of ayurvedic medicine and consumed as food in south of Karnataka mainly for common cold, sore throats, cough and other respiratory infections.
Crush a small leaf and collect its water in a clean spoon. Apply over mosquito bite, the inflammation and itching is gone instantly. This remedy is helpful even for kids which I usually do for my child. It is known that the aromatic scent of these leaves drives away flies, mosquitoes and insects from the surroundings.
Wrap an ice cube with a hygiene napkin and rub over the insect bite. It provides relief, numbs the area and blocks the skin inflammation. Also for the bug bite ice cubes or any frozen items is known to remove out the stings.
Apply coconut oil to insect bite area. You will find instant relief from itching and inflammation. Its anti bacterial and antimicrobial action kills harmful bacteria from the infected area and moisturizes skin infected area.
The Indian spice known for its goodness from centuries ago is a home for antiseptic contents. Rub the organic turmeric to a rough stone with water and collect turmeric paste. Apply to the bite area, it kills all the germs and blocks the infection.
Do not through the used tea bags. The tannins in the tea residue are astringents which reduce itching and relieve pain. Rub and compress the used tea bags before you dump them into waste on the mosquito bite area.
Freshly plucked soothing aloe gel cools the bite area and reduces inflammation.
Tea tree Essential oil is antiseptic and antifungal helps in soothing inflammation and any skin infections from mosquito bites. Damp cotton with the essential oil and compress on the skin area. The oil is known to sterilize the area and works even on bug bites.
· Never collect water in your surrounding area, water is a breeding area for mosquitoes.
· Whenever you apply any medicine make sure your hands are hygiene.
· Home remedies work only for common mosquitoes and flies which are easily treatable.
· Some venomous rare mosquitoes brings serious changes in your health apart from itching and swelling. This requires consultation and serious action from doctors.
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