Mosquito bites annoying and scratching them too much could possibly damage your skin and cause a painful infection. The mosquitoes have been super bad in Edmonton this year, as well as the places I’ve been to this summer!!! It’s like THEY LOVE ME! LOL!
As temperatures continue to warm, sunburns aren’t the only seasonal affliction you have to worry about. Mosquito and other insect bites are common summer nuisance that’s likely to be worse this year since the arrival of the Asian tiger mosquito. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that this aggressive breed bites during the daytime, prefers urban areas, and is swarming the country. Fortunately, there are easy ways to combat these itchy bites.
1. Common Kitchen Items
Rubbing lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or a little bit of salt and water on a bite can quickly make the itching subside. Lemons have the added bonus of being a disinfectant that kills bacteria and helps you avoid infection.
2. Everyday Toiletries
Toothpaste is a commonly reference home remedy for that mosquito bite itch, and the more minty the toothpaste, the better!
3. Items from the Medicine Cabinet
Calamine lotion and hydrocortisone cream are the most recommended cures for itchiness.
4. Tried-and-True Methods
As is the case for many home remedies, some suggestions don’t make a lot of sense, but just plain work. Many swear that putting Scotch tape over a bite stops the itching, and it certainly also prevents you from scratching and irritated the area. There’s also the good old fingernail “X”; use your fingernails to create an X shaped indent in your skin right where the bite is and hope for the best!
I myself have tried the water and salt trick, as well as the “X”, who hasn’t tried this? And the mint toothpaste, does wonders!
How do you soothe the itch from Mosquito bites?