Want home remedies for mosquito bites? If you're suffering from itchy mosquito bites that won't let you rest, these home remedies are exactly what you need! Stop the itch and stop scratching with the help of this list.
Home Remedies For Mosquito Bites To Stop The Itching
It's sad to say that mosquitoes are part of our daily life. There would be times that you just see them flying around especially if it just rained. Some carry diseases but some just leaves you with a red and itchy bite afterwards.
Living in a farm with my children before, they almost always come home with mosquito bites. And their main complain is always the itchiness from the bite. Don't get me wrong I try to remind them to always apply bug spray to keep the mosquitoes away, but you know kids. So with those trying years, I came up with home remedies to help them with the itch. Find out how to stop itching with these home remedies for mosquito bites.
Don't forget to plant these natural mosquito repelling plants in your yard to keep the mosquitos away!
1. Banana Peel
Stop the itch by rubbing the bite with the inside of a banana peel. It's an old Chinese remedy that works quickly. Read more about it here.
2. Ice Cubes
The coolness from ice will temporarily numb the affected area. Just hold it against the bite for a few seconds to a minute.
3. Hair Dryer
Ever tried using a hair dryer to cure an itch? Well apparently, heating the bite to around 122 degrees Fahrenheit (that's 50 degrees Celsius) will break down the proteins from the bite that causes the itching. Check it out here. (Santa hat not required).
4. Heated Spoon
Like a hair dryer the heat from the heated spoon will have the same effect. See it here.
5. Aloe Vera
The antibacterial properties of this plant will help heal and soothe the itch from the bite as well as the redness and irritation. Check it out here.
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6. Tea Tree Oil
An essential oil that has many benefits including relief from mosquito bites. Just apply it directly to the affected area.
7. Tea Bags
Grab a cold used tea bag and put it in the bite for about 5 minutes. This will ease the itch you experience.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar
Along with the tons of uses of apple cider vinegar, you can add mosquito bite relief to that list. ACV never ceases to amaze. Check how here.
9. Epsom Salts
Did you know that there are three ways you can use Epsom salts to relieve the itch. Check them out here.
10. Rubbing Alcohol
The cooling effect of alcohol immediately soothes mosquito bite itches. It shrink's the size of the bite and reduce the swelling.
Not only is basil amazing at repelling mosquitoes, it also helps soothe itchy bites. Read more here.
12. Lemon Juice
Rubbing lemons to mosquito bites help alleviate the itch from the bite. Learn more about it here.
13. Nail Polish
Don't be surprised but nail polish actually helps with the itchiness. Read more here.
14. Baking Soda
Since it's naturally alkaline, it neutralizes the pH of your skin soothing the itch from the mosquito bite. See how here.
15. Peppermint Poultice
Turn peppermint into a paste and apply to the bite. Read more about it here.
Want to know why mosquito bites itch? See why here from SciShow Kids: