Home Remedies To Avoid Mosquito Bite Problem

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Humans require some sort of mosquito bite treatment in order to ease the symptoms that occur. A mosquito bite usually results in redness and minor local swelling around the mosquito bite site. Itching is also very common and tends to last longer than the swelling, which subsides after a few hours. The itching is caused by a skin reaction to the mosquito's saliva.

Which is then rubbed of the afflicted area? There are, of course, more serious health risks posed by mosquito bites. Death from mosquito is achieved through the transmission of viruses and protozoan life forms carried in the bodily fluids of the female mosquito, which enter the human body as described above.

Female mosquitoes can be particular about whose blood they consume, with each species having its own preferences. Most mosquitoes attack birds and mammals, though some feed on the blood of reptiles and amphibians. Only female mosquitoes bite, because a blood meal is usually required for egg laying. All male mosquitoes, and the females of a few species, do not bite. They feed on nectar and other plant juices instead of blood.

Natural Treatment of Mosquito Bites: -

Defense is the best from of treatment here. Take adequate precautions to ensure that you are not bitten by a mosquito. But if you have been bitten, then here are some home remedies that you can use to reduce the swelling and the itch:

•  Wash the infected area with soap and water immediately after you have been bitten. Wipe the site clean and try to keep it dry until the irritation reduces. Remember not to scrub the skin. Soak the area and then pat dry it.
•  Avoid scratching the bitten area. A mosquito bite normally heals in a couple of days but continuous scratching can delay the healing process.
•  The simplest anti-itching compound is a paste made of baking soda and water. Use just enough water to make a sticky paste, and spread it on.
•  Apply an ice pack wrapped in a piece of cloth over the bitten area. This provides instant relief.
•  Using calamine lotion or a tropical anesthetic that contains pramoxine helps relieve both the pain and itch.
•  For a cool compress, apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or soak a washcloth in cold water and press it on the bite.
•  Apply Aloe Vera gel over the area that has been bitten by the mosquito. Aloe Vera also forms a protective layer which prevents the spread of infection.
•  Aloe Vera, whether in gel form or straight from the plant itself, works magic with mosquito bites. Simply apply it to the bite and forget about it.
•  A very commonly used home remedy is to rub soap directly on the bite.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27