Summers are here and mosquitoes must have started to attack you. These little monsters hide in the corners of your house and come out mostly after dusk. Warmth and humidity are the best time for mosquito breeding and therefore, the season sets the arrival of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses. There are different kinds of mosquitoes that carry different diseases. You may not know whether the mosquito that just bite you is a harmless one or dengue-causing or malaria-causing one.
Mosquito bites can cause you a variety of diseases and the sting is not just itchy but also painful some times. When a mosquito bites, it causes a bump on the skin surrounded by redness. Sometimes it is mild but it can get severe as well. Instead of letting it as it is, you must apply something to ease the discomfort and tingling sensation. Honey is a magical food that helps in myriad problems especially those related with skin. To know how honey aids mosquito bite, read ahead.
How Honey Helps?
Honey has super anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. We have seen how it helps in treating various skin-related issues. On the similar front, it also ease the sting caused due to a mosquito bite. Not only it soothes the irritation but also reduce the inflammation and redness caused after the bite. Also, it would moisturize the skin.
- Apply some honey to the affected area.
- Keep it for some time.
- Now, wash with cold water.
- Don’t rub or else it would irritate the skin.
Other Effective Remedies
Apply some ice
Ice has exceptional cooling properties. You must keep an ice cube on the affected area as soon as you find out about the bite. It would instantly relieve the inflammation and reduce the pain by causing numbness.
You may also use an ice bag if the affected area is large. Alternatively, you can tie some ice cubes in a cloth and place it over the bite. Keep it for a couple of minutes.
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Baking soda is used in a lot of home remedial purposes and it is apt for mosquito bite also. As it neutralizes the pH level of the skin, it lowers down the irritation and itchiness of the skin. Make a thick paste of baking soda with water and apply it on the affected area. After it is dried, wash it off with cold water.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is another skin-friendly ingredient which comes to the rescue for many issues. After the mosquito bite, rub some aloe vera gel on the skin. It would slowly calm down the skin and reduce the swelling along with redness.
Basil or Tulsi is a sacred plant which is commonly found in Indian household. It contains eugenol, a compound which soothes skin irritation. Just boil some basil leaves in a cup of water until the water is reduced to half. Cool the water and then apply this on the skin using a cotton pad.
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