With the arrival of summer and good temperatures, the presence of mosquitoes always ready to bite us increases. There are many remedies, whether purchased or homemade, to prevent mosquitoes from approaching us or entering our homes, but it is almost mission impossible to overcome the summer without suffering a bite and, consequently, itching and stinging.
If the mosquito barriers have failed, always we can resort to home remedies to alleviate the discomfort of bites. Next, we collect the most effective and that we can easily have on hand.
Aloe vera pulp
Aloe vera is considered one of the most effective remedies to soothe the itching and burning caused by insect bites as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Another remedy is to apply the juice of a squeezed lemon on the bite with the help of a cotton ball. We will be able to calm the pain in addition to cleaning the area of bacteria.
Not so well known is to use common salt against bites and not only against mosquitoes. You have to rub a little salt on the affected area and in a few seconds we will notice relief from the itch.
Another option, could not be missing when we talk about home remedies, is to use a jet of vinegar (in this case white) on the bite to make the itch disappear.
Another way to reduce the inflammation caused by the bite is to use ice. Better if we do not apply it directly to the skin and use a cloth. If we do not have ice on hand, we will also achieve the same effect with cold water on the bite
Baking soda and water
Like vinegar or lemon, baking soda could not be missing from a list of home remedies. For the bites, you have to mix a tablespoon of water with another of bicarbonate and apply the resulting paste on the bite for 15 minutes and then remove it with cold water. It will serve us both to calm pain and to reduce inflammation.
It is an excellent natural painkiller that helps us fight itching and inflammation caused by mosquito bites (and also those of bees). You just have to rub the affected area with tomato and then place a fresh slice for a few minutes. We can do the same with garlic, a very effective natural antibiotic to mitigate pain and inflammation from bites.
The leaves of this plant are effective to scare away insects but also to relieve itching. To achieve this, we boil a container with water and add dried basil leaves. We let it cool down and apply a damp cloth with this liquid on the bite. Putting the blade directly on the wound also works.
Less itching with chamomile
Our last tip is to use chamomile to reduce the inflammation and itchiness caused by the bite. It involves putting a chamomile bag in a glass of very cold water in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then we squeeze the bag and place it on the bite for 10 minutes. The good thing is that we can keep the bag in the fridge to use it again later.