12 Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are like nightmares to all of us throughout the year, especially during summer. These are harmful for variety of reasons and leave horrible bumps on your skin that can eventually turn into ugly scars, especially if you scratch them. It may even cause various kinds of fatal diseases like malaria, dengue etc. In tropical countries, thousands of people die every year from these fatal mosquito bites. Although, there is nothing to be panicky all the time, but you must take immediate care for the mosquito bites.

Here We Discuss 12 Homemade Remedies To Get Quick Relief From The Mosquito Bites.

Banana Peel

Appling Banana peel is good for skin and a very good homemade remedy for mosquito bite. Just by rubbing the banana peel on the skin where the mosquito has bitten, you can get instant relief within few minutes. The special compounds in the banana peel help to reduce the inflammation caused by the bite.[1]

Banana Peel

Onion

Sliced onions not only help to soothe the skin but also reduces the inflammation caused by mosquito bites. Although many people just cannot tolerate the smell of onions, but it is very effective for mosquito bite. Also, mosquitos get repelled by the strong smell of onions and we get a quick relief.[2]

Onion

Hot Spoon

Hold a spoon underneath a burner till it becomes hot and apply it on the skin where the mosquito has bitten. You can get a quick relief. The warmth of the spoon will stop the itching sensation and will eventually sooth the skin. Just be extra careful, not to overheat your spoon. Otherwise, you may end up burning your skin.[3]

Hot Spoon

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is a well-known home remedy for mosquito bites. Absorb alcohol in a cotton ball and apply it on the affected area. It may cause itching for some time, but you should soon feel comfortable. Mouthwash can also be applied on the mosquito bite. It is also very affective. But it can also make your skin dry. So, be careful to use a moisturizer too.[4]

Rubbing Alcohol

Tooth Paste

Tooth paste can also be a used to get a relief from mosquito bites. Applying a bit of tooth paste on the swelled area can give quick comfort. Especially those tooth pastes which are made from the mint extract can be very useful. Because of its anti-inflammatory affects the swelling caused by mosquito bite. Mixture of baking soda with tooth paste and diluted vinegar with tooth paste are also very affective allergic reaction.[5]

Tooth Paste

Peppermint

Peppermint is an amazing remedy for mosquito bites. Peppermint has a cooling sensation and it reaches faster to our brain in comparison to the painful feeling from the bites. Our brain can respond to only one sensation at a time. Therefore, the use of mint can completely take your mind off and distract it from the feeling of mosquito bites![6]

Peppermint

Green Tea Bag

Green tea bag is a well-known home remedy for mosquito bites. It can be applied directly on the affected area and can give reliefs from the inflammation. Not only is just green tea, any kind of tea is very much affective on the inflammation caused by the mosquito bites.[7]

Green Tea Bag

Honey

Many people use honey for health. It is being used since ages for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics. It is extremely affective on mosquito bites as well. One drop of a honey on the affected area gives instant relief. Honey made from pollens can give faster and more effective results.[8]

Honey

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is mostly known as a natural remedy for sunburn. It can also reduce the inflammation from mosquito bites. We should always try to use organic aloe Vera products and avoid using chemical or synthetic aloe Vera for such home remedies.[9]

Aloe Vera

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a perfect remedy for inflammation from mosquito bites. It is also anti-bacterial and and-inflammatory in nature. We can use it with two-third cup of warm water for overall treatment. For spot treatment, just dab undiluted apple csider vinegar with a cotton ball on the affected area.[10]

Apple Cider Vinegar

Baking Soda + Witch Hazel

Baking soda can also reduce inflammation caused by mosquito bites. Witch hazel is a natural astringent which draws extra fluid of your body to the affected area to reduce swelling from the bite. Combination of these two ingredients into a paste and applying it on your skin can give a quick relief.[11]

Baking Soda + Witch Hazel

Ice

Another essential and commonly applied remedy of mosquito bite is ice. But, ice can’t reduce the pain permanently and should not be applied to the skin directly. Ice dominates the nerves near the bite and numbs the itching sensations.[12]

Ice