The sooner you start taking action, the greater the chance that itching will not be severe. Therefore, as soon as you are bitten by a mosquito, or even attacked by a whole flock, wipe the bite marks with some kind of antiseptic. This will allow, firstly, to remove particles of mosquito proboscis and substances released by the blood-sucking when piercing the skin that could remain under the skin, secondly, to clean and cool the skin slightly, thirdly, to minimize the risks of infection ( - due to the insect carrier itself, and due to active scratching).
What if there are no funds at hand? Some people advise pressing the bite with a fingernail, for example, by placing a cross. And such manipulation is really reasonable and sometimes helps. A mechanical effect on the skin and soft tissues helps to speed up the process of resorption of substances that the mosquito injects during the puncture. That is, in the end, the itch will pass much faster.
You can attach a piece of ice to the bite site, this will, firstly, temporarily reduce the sensitivity of the tissues, that is, ease the itching, and secondly, help reduce puffiness. Instead of ice, you can use cool water.
But it is also possible to act with heat, since at elevated temperatures histamines break down - substances that are synthesized in the body and are mediators, that is, provocateurs of inflammatory processes. And to achieve this effect, soak a towel or cloth in hot water and attach it to the bite mark. After a while, the discomfort must pass.
Specialized pharmaceutical preparations
How to get rid of the effects of a mosquito bite, such as itching? In pharmacies, you can find a number of different products with antipruritic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and other properties. The most popular and effective among them are:
- "Fenistil". Active ingredient - dimeinden. The indications include pruritus of various nature.
- "Rescuer". This balm is available in forms for children and adults and contains a complex of natural components, among which are plant extracts and essential oils with regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Boro Plus. The composition of this tool is also a substance of natural origin. Among the indications there is an itch, which the cream successfully eliminates.
- "Psilo-Balsam" is a local drug based on diphenhydramine, which has a pronounced anti-allergic effect.
- "Asterisk" is a time-tested remedy that relieves itching and contains essential oils.
- “Advantan” is a hormonal drug prescribed for severe allergic reactions.
- "Gardeks". The composition of this tool D-panthenol and herbal ingredients that allow you to deal with the effects of bites.
- "Moskitol" also contains D-panthenol, as well as water enriched with silver ions and some natural components.
- Zinc ointment or paste. Zinc, which is part of such agents, has pronounced anti-inflammatory, drying and antiseptic properties.
Folk remedies can help in the fight against the effects of mosquito bites:
- Use essential oils. And the most effective among them is tea tree oil, because it has pronounced antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. But also mint is also suitable, it will help to cool the skin and eliminate discomfort.
- Ordinary toothpaste will help to relieve itching, because it usually contains various components that have antiseptic, antibacterial, soothing, cooling, anti-inflammatory effects. Apply the product point on the bite.
- Basil leaves contain ingredients that have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Fresh greens slightly remember that she gave the juice, and attach to the affected areas.
- Citric acid also has antiseptic properties, and also contributes to the destruction of substances caught under the skin after a bite.
- Green tea is known to have a positive effect on the skin. Therefore, dip the bag in hot water, cool it a little and put it on the bite.
- Laundry soap is also effective if used for such purposes. Just lather a place and leave the foam for a few minutes, and then rinse.
- The usual baking soda will help to cope with discomfort at home. The first method of its use is cooking pasta. Add some warm water to the powder to make a slurry, and then apply this composition to the affected area. The second method is the use of soda solution. In a quarter glass of water, dissolve a teaspoon of soda and treat the bite with this tool.
- Fresh mint has a calming and cooling effect on the skin, so you can mash or cut a few leaves and attach to the problem area.
- Try to treat the area with yogurt or kefir. And if the pre-selected dairy product is cooled, the effect will increase.
- If you have aloe at home, then tear off the leaf, slightly remember it and cut it, and then attach it to the bite site. This is an excellent natural remedy that accelerates the healing process.
- You can process the skin and unconcentrated vinegar solution, wetting it with a cotton pad or tampon.
Some useful tips:
- Mosquito bites in a child can cause a strong reaction, because children's skin is thin, and the child can actively comb it in case of itching. And in order to avoid such troubles, it is better to lubricate the bite sites as soon as possible with an agent with drying, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, for example, green, zinc paste.
- You should not scratch the place of bites, because it not only does not relieve the itch, but also increases the risk of dangerous consequences, such as infection of tissues. And in order to prevent scratching, try to escape, for example, do what you love or take a warm bath.
- To prevent bites, take care of prevention in time. Before going out on the street, apply insect repellent to the body.
- If there are a lot of bites, and they caused a serious allergic reaction, then you should take an antihistamine of general effect, for example, Tavegil, Fenistil, Loratadin, Suprastin, Telfast or Erius. But it is desirable to consult a doctor before use.
- If some time after the bite you feel bad, seek medical attention immediately! Mosquitoes can be carriers of dangerous diseases that require immediate treatment.
We can only wish as soon as possible to get rid of itching and discomfort. And help in this proposed means and methods.
Why do mosquitoes bite
For female mosquitoes, human blood is food that allows you to increase the number of eggs deposited. Males just eat pollen. Mosquitoes feed on blood not only to lay the larvae, but also thereby satisfy hunger. Bites are not only people, but also animals. There are certain categories of people who attract these insects to themselves, namely:
- with good health
- taking medications
Small children are more likely than adults to get bitten, as they have delicate thin skin that attracts insects. There is a high risk of being bitten in people with a good state of health, a high degree of sweating, and an accelerated metabolism.
First aid for mosquito bites
What happens when a mosquito bites? An insect pierces the human skin with its proboscis, injects saliva containing anticoagulants that prevent blood from clotting. The human body regards these substances as allergens. Therefore, the bite is itchy and red.
It is very important to find the right remedy for mosquito bites for first aid. First of all, the bite site should be thoroughly washed with soap, it is best anti-bacterial to eliminate the risk of penetration of pathogens. People who are prone to allergies, you need to take antihistamines, for example, "Tavegil" or "Suprastin."
After applying the means for first aid, you can use drugs and folk remedies to eliminate itching and inflammation.
Among the drugs, Tavegil should be distinguished, which helps to quickly and effectively cope with the itch, alleviate the general symptoms of allergic manifestations. This is quite an effective remedy after a mosquito bite, as it acts in a complex way on the whole organism. The effect of the drug is up to 12 hours. After its use, capillary permeability decreases, and puffiness is also eliminated.
However, it should be borne in mind that this tool has certain contraindications. The drug is prohibited to use during pregnancy, as well as children under 6 years. For children from 6 to 12 years, half the pill is indicated.
How to choose the ointment
Means after mosquito bites and blackflies are produced in various forms. They differ in their composition, packaging and texture. Among the drugs used can be distinguished such as:
Gels are water-based products containing various additives and medicinal ingredients. Creams are made on the basis of synthetic or natural oils, and also contain some medicinal additives. Balms are based on plant extracts and natural resinous substances. Such funds contribute to the speedy recovery of tissues.
Apply the drug after a mosquito bite should be immediately, because the wound can very quickly become inflamed. This is especially true of people with increased sensitivity of the skin. Among the fixed assets can be identified such as:
- "Vietnamese star",
- hydrocortisone ointment
Such a tool after mosquito bites as a "Vietnamese asterisk" has long been very popular. It is characterized by good antiseptic qualities. It can be used both for adults and children. This ointment is also used for the prevention of bites, as it repels insects.
A very good remedy for mosquito and midge bites is hydrocortisone ointment, which has an antiseptic effect. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory qualities. Due to its versatility, it is used to treat various skin diseases that occur in a chronic form.
Well helps to cope with itching ointment "Bamipin", which refers to antihistamines. However, before using this tool, you must consult a doctor, as it has certain contraindications.
Ointment "Soventol" helps reduce puffiness and reduce itching after a mosquito bite. Due to the fact that this tool is practically not absorbed into the skin, it has a minimum of contraindications and side effects.
Ointment "Bepanten" is suitable for use for children from 2 years, as well as pregnant women. This drug has such qualities as:
- skin hydration
- quick wound healing
- preventing itching
- rapid elimination of inflammation.
Apply this ointment should be directly on the affected area of the skin, which contributes to more rapid healing. Contraindications may be only for those who have an individual intolerance to the individual components of this drug.
"Fenistil" (gel) is considered a universal preparation against insect bites, as it is able to very quickly relieve itching and burning. This tool quickly removes puffiness and helps to stop allergic reactions, as it refers to antiallergenic drugs.
"Fenistil gel" helps to quickly minimize the discomfort that arises. Another feature of this drug is that it can be used even for children almost from birth.
Good help folk remedies after mosquito bites, as they help reduce itching, redness, swelling. To quickly eliminate the itch, you need to cut onions in half and press to the bite site. In addition, you can lubricate the affected area with aloe juice or salt water. Fish oil is also considered a good remedy. Besides the fact that it has great benefits for the body, it is also able to treat insect bites well. It is necessary to lubricate them abundantly affected place.
To eliminate itching and blistering, you can use medicinal fees, consisting of Hypericum, mint, oak bark. All ingredients are mixed in equal proportions, pour water and boil over low heat. Ready broth cool, strain and make lotions. Well helps against mosquito bites and vinegar. It is enough to make a compress and apply for half an hour to the affected place. Another good tool is toothpaste.
Folk remedies after mosquito bites imply the use of wheatgrass decoction. To make it, you need to pour boiling water over the wheat grass, boil it for a few minutes, and then add a little lavender oil. Insist the decoction by wrapping it in a towel. Strain, cool and wipe the affected area ready means. You can freeze it and wipe the affected area with ice.
Folk remedies for itching after a mosquito bite imply the use of fresh banana. To make a medicinal product, you need to peel a banana and apply a banana peel to the bite site, securing it securely with a bandage or plaster. A few minutes later itching will pass.
Simple ice cubes can be an ideal tool. Immediately after the bite, you need to rub an itchy place with ice cubes. You can also freeze decoctions of chamomile flowers, viburnum or linden. These tools perfectly disinfect the skin, help eliminate puffiness and itching.
Mosquito bite soda
The best remedy for mosquito bites is baking soda. This is the best way to eliminate discomfort after a mosquito bite. Apply soda can be in the form of cakes or lotions. To make a cake, you need to add some water to the soda to make a thick gruel. From the resulting mass you need to make a cake and attach it to the inflamed and itchy place. Put a wet cloth on top. After 3 hours you need to replace the cake with fresh.
Well helps soda lotion. For its preparation, pour a little soda in a bowl, soak a bandage or cotton pad in it and wipe the bite. The procedure is repeated several times.
Drugstores for children
It is very important to find a good remedy after mosquito bites for children to eliminate severe itching, swelling and inflammation. Typically, children smear the skin with special ointments, which basically contain natural ingredients and help eliminate the main signs of allergy.
Hormonal ointments are used only in case of severe allergies, in the presence of edema. In this case, you need to apply hydrocortisone ointment. Discomfort helps to eliminate "Psilo-Balsam". This tool helps to remove allergic reactions, as well as itching after bites. It is characterized by antiallergic, antipruritic and analgesic action. Just a few minutes after the treatment of the bite, the itch disappears.
It is very difficult for a child not to comb bites. Therefore, necessarily required means to eliminate inflammation. Well helps the tool "Borough +", which helps to eliminate the swelling, itching and redness. It is only necessary to lubricate the affected place with cream. All unpleasant feelings will pass literally immediately.
Folk remedies against mosquito bites for children
Selecting the best remedy after mosquito bites for children, it is worth using medicinal herbs and plants. You can use alcohol tincture of white lily petals and after that itching disappears almost immediately. Herbal compresses help well. To do this, chop the leaves of plantain, mint or bird cherry and put in place of the bite.
If children are severely affected by mosquitoes, you need to fill the bath with warm water and add sea salt to it. A child needs to lie in such water for 15 minutes. There are many folk remedies and techniques that help eliminate the discomfort after mosquito bites, however, not all of them are suitable for the child.
What is strictly forbidden to do
It is strictly forbidden to scratch and rub itchy skin. A wound is formed at the site of the bite, into which bacteria and microbes can penetrate. Some people have quite sensitive skin. Therefore, after the wound may remain scars, spoiling the appearance of the skin.
Be sure to properly select the means to eliminate itching and swelling, so as not to further harm the body.
Reviews on the use of anti-mosquito bites
Many prefer to use "Fenistil gel." This tool after mosquito bites reviews has only the most positive. Данный препарат отличается универсальностью и скоростью действия. Достаточно только раз нанести это средство на кожу - и укусы перестают чесаться буквально через несколько минут.
Пищевая сода – хорошее средство после укусов комаров для детей. Reviews of this method of getting rid of itching and swelling are only positive, since it is possible to quickly eliminate the main symptoms and not harm the body. Baking soda relieves inflammation and redness. The bite site heals quickly. And after that there is absolutely no trace left. This method is perfect for treating mosquito bites in young children.
Folk remedies to relieve inflammation and itching after mosquito bites
Mosquitoes unique insects, they are able to smell the chemicals that are emitted from human sweat. They can easily detect a person by thermal radiation for several kilometers and are able to catch up with him to bite. Anticoagulants contained in the bloodsucker’s saliva irritate the skin, causing redness, swelling and itching at the bite site.
Modern pharmacology offers a lot of drugs to eliminate and treat symptoms. But sometimes it is not possible to quickly purchase funds at the pharmacy. How to remove itching from a mosquito bitehow fast and efficient? In such cases, help come home or improvised means that can be found in any home:
- The ice cube is able to narrow the vessels, which allows to lower the level of mosquito histamines, which are actively released into the body after the bite. Ice is a local sedative anesthesia. Ice cube should be held in the affected area for 25 minutes. To scratch the wound will cease almost immediately.
- Universal remedy to relieve all symptoms - soda. It is safe for the health of adults and children. For the preparation of soda lotions you will need 1-2 teaspoons of soda for one glass of water. Such lotions are applied to the places of insect bites.
- Especially effective are the ointments, which are made on the basis of soda. Stir some water with 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Apply to the bite area with a cotton pad or hands. Hold for a few minutes and rinse with water. Well helps and soda, mixed with ammonia. Soda is mixed with ammonia until a pasty state is formed. Next, apply on the skin and make up until completely dry. After rinse with warm water. But also ammonia can be used as an independent means. He fights well with itching.
- Almost all essential oils have antibacterial properties. But especially effective tea tree oil. It can relieve pain, itching, swelling and prevent infections that can get into the wound during scratching. Lavender, lemon, mint, rosemary, eucalyptus oil will also help soothe and relieve irritation.
- You can treat mosquito bite sites with broths of chamomile or calendula herbs.
- Strange as it may seem, but ordinary toothpaste will help calm the skin. Almost all pastes contain menthol. That it creates a feeling of cool skin. But also this ingredient is able to prevent the occurrence of swelling, edema.
- Aloe juice has a very effective therapeutic effect. The sap of the plant quickly relieves swelling, inflammation and itching. Juice is safe for children.
- Strong tincture of tea leaves is an excellent remedy for skin irritation. The wetted cotton swab in the brew is simply applied to the site of the lesion. The astringents and tannins of tea will quickly relieve inflammation.
Manual pressure method
This method will be very useful if other tools are not available:
- Pressing the insect bite with a fingernail. The method is especially effective if a bite is visible on the surface of the skin. Nail "pressed" on the bite site. Immediately there will be relief, and the need to scratch the place of itch will disappear. Why is this happening? So, when a mosquito bites, it leaves protein-like compounds that cause irritation and itching. When pressed, the protein dissipates and the symptoms diminish.
- The usual tapping at the site of the lesion allows one to avoid the itch. This should not be done much, but not gently. So for some time you can forget about the unpleasant sensations.
- Press on the area of the bite, you can use a conventional ballpoint pen. Near the place of defeat just draw a picture. This is a great distracting way to get rid of itching.
How to relieve itching from mosquito bites in a child
Why is it necessary to take seriously the bite of a mosquito in a child? Often insect bites cause allergies in children. Allergy symptoms:
- temperature rise,
- swelling, redness at the site of the bite,
- vomiting, nausea,
- headache and muscle pain.
Local symptoms spread very quickly and strongly. Perhaps a decrease in pressure with subsequent fainting. If the child is allergic, it is necessary to immediately give antihistamines (suprastin). In other cases - consult a doctor.
Protection and treatment of children under one year
For kids up to a year to pick up mosquito repellent very difficult. Many drugs and drugs are toxic to the body of infants. Before applying the tool, you must be sure to read the instructions. Bracelets are very popular now, but, unfortunately, they emit an unpleasant odor that can harm a child.
Therefore, pediatricians and parents prefer folk remedies, time-tested. Lavender oil is perfect for babies of infancy. In the room of the child, you can hang a bag with a dry plant. Oil effectively fights insects. Do not forget about the mosquito net for the crib.
It is important to respond as early as possible. skin irritation and provide first aid to the child at home:
- Wipe or wash the bite with water and baby soap.
- Using an anti-inflammatory (chlorhexidine) agent to treat the sore area.
- Attach ice to the affected area, which will stop the spread of edema.
- You can smear any antihistamine ointment, for example, fenistil.
- If necessary, take antihistamine tablets by mouth.
Usually, after the measures taken, all the symptoms subside and the child will not scratch the wound. If the symptoms are increasing, then you should immediately consult a doctor.
What relieves itching from mosquito bites in a child
Correct use of folk remedies allows you to quickly remove all symptoms of skin inflammation in a child. These include:
- Herbal decoctions. Damped gauze is applied to diseased areas.
- Lotion from a weak alcohol solution, suitable for children over 3 years old. The ratio of alcohol to water is 1: 5.
- Weak concentrated soda solution. On 1 glass 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
- The unpleasant smell of fish oil will not only calm the bite areas, but also scare away annoying insects. Smear the affected area should be several times a day.
Younger children have thin and sensitive skin, so bite marks may remain on the skin for a very long time. Scabby wounds will be constantly, there may be suppuration. Therefore, the bite is better. Immediately anoint with green or special lotions, which include zinc oxide and calamine. They dry, relieve irritation and promote the rapid healing of wounds.
Popular ways to relieve itching
How to remove itching from a mosquito bite? - this question is asked every person who has become a victim of an insect. After all, unpleasant sensations spoil health.
And if the mosquito has bitten a small child, then the matter can even go to hospitalization. To prevent this from happening, there are effective ways to relieve the itch from mosquito bites.
When choosing how to remove the itch from mosquito bites, many prefer cosmoceutical means, for example, Boro plus, Rescuer and others. But these drugs can help only with a small number of bites and not too pronounced reactions to them.
Important! The composition of cosmeceuticals is absolutely safe. They can be applied to pregnant women and small children. They will not cause any harm to health.
The composition of these drugs contains zinc, iron and other trace elements, which is used to achieve a healing, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect.
Gels and creams
With a large number of bites, accompanied by the severity of symptoms, use special tools for itching after a mosquito bite and anti-inflammatory drugs:
- Psilo balm Choosing what to relieve itching after a mosquito bite, you can use this tool in the form of a gel. Well fights against allergies, has a cooling and soothing effect,
- Another equally effective remedy that solves the problem of how to relieve the itch from a mosquito bite is Gistan. Cream based on herbs. It relieves itching after a mosquito bite, inflammation and allergic reaction. It can also be used for children over 2 years old,
- Fenistil. Effectively solves the problem of how to remove the tumor from a mosquito bite and relieve symptoms. One of the most popular drugs. Gel Fenistil has a cooling effect and antiallergic action. It can even be used for babies,
- The universal ointment Nezulin also decides how to remove the itch from a mosquito bite. It is perfect in the case when a person does not know how to remove the bite swelling and irritation. In addition, Nezulin ointment has a peculiar odor that repels mosquitoes after application.
Pharmacological agents are not always on hand. Therefore, the question of how to remove mosquito bites at home is of interest to many people. There is one very simple way of using menthol toothpaste.
Menthol has a cooling effect that greatly relieves itching and discomfort. It is necessary to put a small portion of toothpaste on the affected area. Allow to dry and then rinse with water. The effect will not be long in coming, but if the symptoms have not subsided, the procedure must be repeated.
Another effective home remedy that solves the question of how to relieve the itch from mosquito bites is soda. It neutralizes the acids contained in the mosquito poison. Significantly reduces the risk of infection and helps reduce pain. Soda solution is very easy to prepare, a teaspoon of home remedy is stirred in a small amount of warm water. The product is generously applied to the affected areas and after 10 minutes it is washed off with warm water. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated.
If we talk about how to remove inflammation from a mosquito bite, then apple cider vinegar in this case is the best possible way. The fact is that many insects, including mosquitoes, contain allergenic proteins and alkaloids in their venom.
Vinegar helps neutralize these substances. In addition, the home remedy has an antiseptic effect, which allows it to get rid of the itch and prevent swelling and inflammation.
Before removing a mosquito bite with a solution of vinegar, it is necessary to moisten a cotton pad in it and attach it to the affected area. After 30 minutes, rinse off the residues with cool water and dry the skin. After a few hours you can repeat the procedure.
Important! Owners of sensitive skin are recommended to use vinegar diluted in equal quantities with water. After removal of the product, the treated areas can be lubricated with a nourishing cream.
How to relieve itching from a mosquito bite with essential oils? First of all, it is worth noting their wound-healing and antibacterial effect.
Essential oils are suitable for this purpose:
But before removing the mosquito bites with these tools, you need to remember that you only need to buy them at the pharmacy. Essential oils purchased in souvenir shops and other trade pavilions often turn out to be not real, and this at best will not have any result, and at worst - will cause an allergic reaction.
For such a purpose as to relieve swelling and itching from a mosquito bite, boric or salicylic alcohol is well suited. One of the most successful and simple methods.
Apply alcohol to a cotton pad and lubricate the affected area. At first, it will nibble a little, however, then the itch will gradually decline until full cessation.
Another simple method that solves the problem of how to eliminate the itch from a mosquito bite is dairy products (kefir, ryazhenka, sour cream). It is enough to put a small portion of one of the products on the affected place and the itching will gradually subside.
How to remove swelling after a mosquito bite and itching with tea? It is enough to take a bag of tea and attach it to the bite. The tannin contained in the tea petals has an astringent effect and draws out the accumulated liquid.
Juice plantain, parsley and bird cherry
Fresh, slightly crushed leaves of these plants will help to quickly relieve itching from mosquito bites. If it is not possible to mix all the components at once, you can use one of them.
For example, mash parsley leaves to form a liquid. Then put on the affected place and in five minutes the discomfort will begin to subside.
There are many ways to relieve a mosquito bite and other associated symptoms. If there are no specially developed pharmaceutical preparations on hand, folk remedies will come to the rescue. With their help in just a few minutes you can get rid of intense itching, discomfort and further allergic reactions.
Last year, the child was bitten by mosquitoes, to blisters. Began to look for, than remove itching from mosquitoes. A friend, a former health worker, advised ¼ suprastin and a soda solution at the site of injury. In my opinion - the most effective method.
Recently was looking for, than to relieve itching from insect bites. The child was bitten in the country to the cones and edema, I had to call a doctor. He wrote claritin, tsindol talker and lokid (ointment). For 3 days there was not a trace of bites. Now only this and saved.
I really helps gel fenistil. I am allergic, so it is very hard to bear insect bites, large blisters, edema, and unbearable itching appear immediately. And after phenystyla, everything stops quickly, so now it’s just nature with him. By the way, you can drink droplets Fenistil inside, a great addition to the gel.
An excellent remedy is lavender essential oil. You can lubricate the bite and besides, it drives away insects. Just first you need to check that there is no allergy, especially when it comes to the child.
Means for removing the itch from mosquito bites
The earlier the sore spot is treated, the better. You can wipe the affected area with an antiseptic, alcohol wipe (alcohol cools the skin and dries it), or simply rinse with plenty of running water. Allergies are better to use special ointments and creams that will help to quickly deal with the problem.
The most effective "anti-mosquito" means from the category of therapeutic and preventive cosmetics are:
- cream "rescuer",
- cream "Boro plus",
- Ambulance cream.
These products contain thermal water and substances such as zinc, cuprum. They relieve swelling, redness and promote rapid healing.
People who are not prone to allergies, you can use a large number of folk recipes, the effectiveness of which is proven in practice.
Ice is an excellent tool for quick help. You just need to attach an ice cube or an ice compress to the bite, hold for a few minutes. Ice perfectly soothes the skin, relieves itching and redness.
At home, solutions based on baking soda and apple cider vinegar will be excellent anti-itching agents. Cooking them is very simple: a few teaspoons of soda or vinegar in a glass of water.
You can soak a compress in the solution and apply it to the sore spot, or you can simply wet the sore spots with it often.
Well, if there are fermented milk products at hand during an allergic reaction:
These remedies will not only relieve swelling, redness and reduce itching, but also soften the skin.
Black tea has long been used to relieve swelling and itching after mosquito bites and midges. Now you can use both a tea bag and an infusion of black tea.
Aloe works great with itching. It is necessary to attach to the site of bite aloe leaf cut down. The juice of this plant will help relieve swelling and redness, reduce pain.
You can also use basil: chop a fresh plant in a blender and apply gruel to the bite site. This plant contains substances such as thymol and camphor. They help relieve itching and reduce irritation.
Another good solution would be to use plantain. You can simply wipe a sore spot with a plantain leaf, or you can squeeze juice from a leaf and apply it to irritated skin.
In addition to aloe, plantain and basil, tools based on such plants as:
A few of these tools work great:
- lemon or lime juice
- oatmeal-based pasta,
Reviews on the use of means to relieve itching from a mosquito bite
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Mosquito bites are unpleasant and dangerous. To reduce the risk of severe allergic reactions and infections, you can use both medical and popular, proven, funds.
Proven remedies for itching
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Но есть и минусы: с потеплением просыпаются всевозможные комары, мошки и прочая москитная живность.
Как же отдохнуть на свежем воздухе мягким летним вечером так, чтобы потом две недели не расчёсывать себя до открытых ран?
Комар носа не подточит
Как говорится, лучше не допустить, чем потом лечить. Now at any pharmacy or store you can buy "mosquitoes" - repellents. They are divided into two types:
- Some "applied" directly to the person. They are usually produced in the form of sprays, stickers and bracelets.
- The second protects entire areas (rooms) from mosquitoes. These are well-known fumigators, spirals, candles and even ultrasonic scarers.
How to use repellents and for what age which one is better to choose, what folk remedies for insect repellents are - a separate topic. But now it is about something else, because, alas, they are not always at hand.
Yes, and save from the annoying midges, too, not always. What to do if the mean mosquito got to the body and left its itchy mark?
Getting rid of mosquito bites
Some people are very lucky, their mosquitoes do not bite at all, or only a small red speck remains after the bite. No itching, no blisters.
But the owners of delicate skin and allergies usually react very rapidly (and, especially, children) - covered with beautiful huge pink spots and itchy.
If the repellents did not save you and you already feel the familiar tingling and you see a pimple, it is helpful to know how to get rid of the itch from mosquito bites at home.
Look in the first-aid kit
The main cause of itching is poison, which gets under the skin with mosquito saliva. This poison causes an allergic reaction, which is why the bite site actually begins to itch. Therefore, the main measures to eliminate discomfort and consequences is the removal of allergies.
Look in the first-aid kit, you probably have there remedies for itching from mosquito bites:
- Panthenol or Bepantin ointments and sprays are excellent preparations; they remove virtually any skin inflammation, burns, abrasions, etc., due to the cooling effect they relieve itching.
- Balsams Lifeguard or First Aid - they do not fight so well with itching, but they quickly relieve inflammation and promote wound healing.
- Fenistil-gel, Psilo-balm - antihistamines.
By the way, if you get a strong allergic reaction from a bite, do not be lazy to take claritin, zodak, suprastin, tavegil and others. In severe cases, you may need a dexamethasone injection. In especially severe cases - urgently to the doctor.
- Aspivevine is a special means for pumping poison from the wound. Of course, it is far from being found in every home medicine chest.
- The legendary Vietnamese star (it’s the Golden Star) is a unique balm that cures everything.
- Ointment Boro-plus - there are several types of it, but they are all very good in the treatment of skin lesions and inflammations.
- Medical alcohol and alcohol tinctures (for example, calendula). In principle, you can use any alcohol-based product, even perfumes and vodka. But they do not so much relieve the itching (although when the alcohol evaporates, the skin cools and the itch still goes off a little), as they prevent the infection from penetrating into the wound.
- Potassium permanganate, iodine and brilliant green - nowhere without them. Lubricate the bites every 2-3 hours and after half a day only the red spots will remain. The main thing is not to burn the skin.
- Corvalol and valocardine perfectly soothe irritation.
Look in the kitchen
Historically, mosquitoes appeared a bit earlier than all the above-mentioned medical preparations. But after all, our ancestors, too, somehow escaped from these insects, and collected a good guide on how to take a mosquito bite with improvised means.
Plain ice can be found in almost every freezer. Wipe them with inflamed areas as needed. But do not apply for a long time, so as not to cause a "burn".
Tea - has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Suitable as a usual brew and sachets.
You can also apply sour cream or kefir (or sour milk), but this is already an amateur.
Another "milk" method: mix in equal frequent skimmed milk and water and wipe the bites.
Citrus fruits, specifically lemon or lime (since they are not sweet). These fruits have clear anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore will quickly help to relieve itching and blisters.
Mint. Pour 1 tbsp. herbs (dry or fresh, it does not matter) 100 ml of boiling water. When the temperature becomes comfortable, wipe the inflamed areas every 3-4 hours.
Basil. This plant contains a substance camphor, which cools and soothes the skin, this time, and repels mosquitoes, this is two. The same applies to all sorts of essential oils: tea tree oil, lavender, anise, clove, eucalyptus, all kinds of conifers, etc.
Not really a “kitchen” product, but let's remember it - toothpaste. Dries skin perfectly, menthol gives a feeling of coolness and soothes inflammation. It, by the way, can be applied at many damages: scratches and cuts, burns and even at the beginning herpes, not to mention banal pimples.
And some tips
As soon as you notice that a bad mosquito has bitten you and is just flying away, try to suck the poison out of the bite. If the operation is successful, the inflammation may not begin.
If the blister is itchy, do not scrub it, but pat it. This will partially relieve discomfort, but you do not risk combing your wound and putting an infection in it.
When the bite appeared in a completely uncomfortable place, on which clothes or shoes are rubbing all the time (for example, rubbed with a rubber band from pants or a back of sandals), glue it with a plaster to avoid scratching. But as soon as you get rid of clothes and shoes, get rid of the plaster so that the "aging" does not begin.
Use a comprehensive protection: repellents on yourself, pine needles and aroma oils around you and keep an itch remedy at hand.
How to relieve itching after mosquito bites quickly and in a timely manner
There are many ways to relieve the itch from mosquito bites, they all have their own degree of effectiveness. But before using them, you need to make sure that the person is not allergic to the components.
In fact, there are many ways to remove it and no longer pay attention to the bites of mosquitoes. The main thing is to follow simple rules, and everything will pass by itself, without leaving a trace.
Where to start
It must be remembered that the itching itself will not pass until the mosquito bite is completely healed. This is due to saliva and a special substance contained in it that does not give blood to clot (anticoagulant).
Due to this substance in the body there is a local allergic reaction. In people prone to allergic reactions, the bite can heal for a longer time.
After the bite, the wound should be treated immediately and the sooner this is done, the lower the degree of itching will be. The wound is rubbed with alcohol, alcohol wipes, and you can use an ice cube or cold water. If the itch does not subside, and the bite site becomes inflamed, it is necessary to immediately consult a doctor and apply special preparations.
To overcome the itch after a mosquito bit, just because you can use some of the methods that will be presented below. The choice to make just based on the fact that there is a house at hand, takes into account the cost of components, as well as allergies to them.
In the first embodiment, ordinary baking soda can be used, a tablespoon of which is mixed with half a liter of water. After that, the solution is applied to the bite with clean fingers or a cotton swab. After a few minutes, the treatment site is washed with water.
You can mix the soda and the usual ammonia-based cleaner and make a paste. It is applied to the bite and left to dry. This tool allows you to relieve itching, but after it must be washed off with water. You can use and ammonia itself.
Mosquito bites and itching after it can be overcome with apple cider vinegar. The cotton ball dipped in it is put in place and held with a finger or fixed with a plaster. Keep it only for a few minutes until the itching stops.
Vinegar paste, which is prepared on the basis of corn flour, is also capable of helping. It is applied to the site of the bite and in this state should dry, the tool allows you to completely get rid of unpleasant sensations. When all has passed, the paste is washed off with water. Can be used for the treatment and the usual table vinegar.
It gives life and can help get rid of the unpleasant feeling that gives a bite. You can apply it directly to the wound or take a bath, the temperature may be different, as long as it is pleasant. Useful sea water or bath with the addition of special salt.
It is applied to the wound, only so as not to get a burn until you feel a slight tingling, you need to repeat several times. And if a lot of mosquito bites, then you can wrap up in a towel.
If you look into the home first-aid kit, then there really is a lot of means to quickly get rid of such unpleasant effects of mosquito bites. Soaked Aspirin can be applied to the affected area, only the method is unacceptable for those who suffer from allergic reactions to this drug.
A bit of ordinary toothpaste is applied to the bite, it is optimal if it is ordinary mint. Gel is better not to use, in this case it does not fit. Paste is applied to the bite, not pounded, everything stays overnight until it is completely dry.
You can use the means for rinsing the mouth, which is processed by the bite. You can use an odorless deodorant.
Mosquito bite can be treated with perfume, at the first stage minor pain will disturb, but then everything will calm down. But there are also precautions, which consist in the fact that spirits are not used in a place where mosquitoes live, this will attract them even more.
Helps and baby powder, which is applied to the adhesive tape or cling film. The tool is applied to the problem place, it needs to be collected by a slide, after that everything is covered with a film and additionally fixed with a tape.
An excellent remedy in combating the effects of mosquito bites is natural soap. They are treated with a bite, and the bar itself can be dry or wetted with water.
Fruits and vegetables have always been for humans a source of beneficial vitamins and minerals. They also help with bites that mosquitoes leave behind. Thus, the place can be processed inside the banana peel or lemon juice.
An excellent remedy is plantain, whose juice helps to quickly overcome discomfort. Apply and juice can be onions or potatoes. Only fresh. The bite can be simply rubbed with half a potato.
After a picnic in nature, in addition to mosquito bites, there are still some products that can be used to combat the effects. So, the film on the inside of the egg shell can help. She needs to cover the place, let it dry completely, and then wash it off.
Apply porridge to bite, let it dry, then rinse with water. Use well honey, which is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Do not despair and panic, if some method did not help. After all, you need to try again, often with the second or third time the effect is manifested, and there is always a choice. It is better not to allow contact with the bite site and clothing, otherwise the itching will become even more.
For people with dry skin, itching is most aggressive, so for prevention it is better to use a moisturizer. If there is an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, then along with the use of repellents, protective clothing, a pill for antiallergic drug will not interfere.
Instead of scratching, the bite can be patted, so irritation or infection of the skin can be avoided.
In case of need or complications it is better to seek help from a doctor, well, it is best to poison mosquitoes in advance in the place where you plan to spend time, be sure to use repellents.
How to remove itching from mosquitoes
Mosquito bites can give a person a lot of trouble. Allergies, blisters, acne that it is unbearably scratched - this is not a complete list of the suffering that these tiny insects can cause to humans.
For children, itching can even cause edema, and in rare cases hospitalization is required. Have effective remedies been developed to relieve itching? What is the best way to relieve itching from a mosquito bite?
As practice shows, the bitten ones do not become smaller, and the bite sites itch every year seem to be stronger: mosquitoes seem to be gathering “immunity” against new chemical agents and bite all the angrier. But there are a number of tools that help to quickly stop the torment and eliminate the itch from a mosquito bite.
Remove itching with water and a spoon
Instantly relieve itching from mosquito bites helps ordinary water. But either icy or rather hot. Apply to the site of the bite swab dipped in ice water - after a few minutes the scab will pass.
If you are attacked by insects, immediately take a bath, adding a strong tea tea, a couple of spoonfuls of apple vinegar (or wine), and two glasses of dry oatmeal flour. Such a procedure will relax, relieve inflammation and soothe wounds on the skin.
How to relieve itching from mosquito bites with a simple spoon? Hold any spoon for a few minutes in boiling water and attach to the bite. They say that this simple manipulation instantly removes all the unpleasant sensations on the skin.
What effective remedy for insect bites to choose?
We use essential oils. Most power attributed to essential oils. They not only relieve irritation, but also help the wounds heal faster, tighten and prevent the appearance of pustules in adults and children. In order not to look for a remedy, rather than relieve the itch of a mosquito bite, it is good to always have oils on hand:
- Tea tree.
It is very important to study the composition when buying such drugs, because there may be acids (all manufacturers use different technologies for the manufacture of oils).
The lower the concentration of acids - the better the oil will perceive the skin. In case of emergency, you can slightly dilute the "acid" oil with water, adding pure water to it.
We use milk and honey
For many years, mosquitoes are widely used handy tools that are always on the shelves of housewives. These are milk and honey, kefir and sour cream, vinegar and soda. They can be smeared both in pure form and mixed with each other in equal proportions.
True, this recommendation is not relevant for soda and vinegar, which may even burn bite sites with unwise use.
How best to use soda and vinegar:
- Make lotions from soda: dissolve two teaspoons in a glass of boiled water, apply on a bandage, folded in several layers, and apply a compress to the skin.
- Prepare a homemade ointment by mixing soda with warm water (in a ratio of 1 tablespoon to half a glass of water) or liquid ammonia (alcohol is dripping into the soda and a “paste” is formed). Remember that for a better reaction, the water should be clean and a little warm.
- Mix a weak solution of vinegar (preferably apple or wine) with plain flour to a slurry state. Apply to the bitten places and let it dry. According to reviews, barely pasta hardens on the skin - itching forever.
And how best to remove the itch from mosquito bites, if at home there were only lemons? Citrus fruits have a wonderful property to quickly heal wounds, relieve irritation and swelling.
But remember: lemon juice can not be smeared near the eyes, mouth and other places where the skin is especially tender.
Also, do not forget that you should not go out into the sun after smearing with citrus juice: the acid “attracts” the active rays of the sun and burns can occur.
We are treated with pasta, tea and herbs
Another popular life hack is to quickly lubricate the bite with any toothpaste or tea bag. Menthol, which is part of the paste, has a calming effect and prevents swelling.
Tea, in turn, perfectly "pulls" the excess liquid from the bite, well removes tumors: tannin, which is contained in the drink, visibly knits and helps wounds to tighten. Adults and children who are not prone to allergies can take advantage of medicinal herbs.
All these plants have strong antibacterial properties, especially if used in the form of fresh juices. But in case of emergency, when there is no time to squeeze the juice, and the itch does not give rest, you can simply attach them to the wounds. Medicinal plants will help relieve puffiness after a bite.
What a mosquito kit can look like
Today you can easily purchase several tools and always take them with you on trips to nature, summer cottage, sea and river walks. Pediatricians say that it is prudent to have drugs such as:
- Boro plus.
- Fenistil gel.
- Ointment Anvantan.
Any homeopathic cream (you can pick it up strictly with a specialist!).
An antihistamine, be it Suprastin, Tavegil, Zortek or Zodak. The main thing that the drug does not give side effects in the form of confused attention, dizziness, loss of orientation and nausea.
It will relieve the itching, help the irritation subside and will not allow abscesses to develop. Together with green paint it will be correct to use any antihistamine preparation, which is permitted by the pediatrician.
Напоследок давайте рассмотрим, какие средства защиты от комаром наиболее эффективны из всех, что представлены сегодня на рынке, и обязательно – безопасны для человека. Простой и безопасный способ защититься от назойливых насекомых – повесить на окна москитные сетки.
Современный вариант – специальные браслеты, которые пропитываются растительными экстрактами и не содержат токсичных веществ. Bracelets can be put on handles even by one-year-old babies, and also used as scarers in baby carriages and cribs.
Do not forget that many people suffer from allergies not only on mosquito bites, but also on insecticides that are included in "anti-mosquito" means. And if you are the victim of an attack of these small and harmful insects, it is wiser to use traditional methods and natural remedies, and only then - expensive pharmaceutical preparations.
9 ways to reduce itching after mosquito bites
Of course, repellents can scare off pests, but do not guarantee protection for many hours around us. And most importantly, they can not relieve itching and marks after mosquito bites. So the next time you come back from the forest and think about how to relieve irritation from a mosquito bite, do not run straight to the nearest supermarket or pharmacy.
Instead, try one of these amazing alternatives to soothe your pain in the first place after a mosquito bite. Experts say that these folk remedies after mosquito bites can be just as effective as an expensive chemical.
Oils of different brands may have different concentrations - so before applying to the bite site, check the effect of the oil on a healthy area, and if the oil leaves an unpleasant feeling, you can dilute it with water.
Honey will relieve itching from a mosquito bite. If you do not mind a small amount of sticky skin, you can relieve yourself of itching after bite honey, which is an anti-inflammatory agent and can make the irritation significantly weaker.
The simplest remedy for mosquito bites is milk and water.. Many people like this way to relieve itching after mosquito bites at home. To treat mosquito bites, mix equal parts of skimmed milk and water, dip a thin cloth (for example, a handkerchief or an old T-shirt if there is no gauze or bandage at hand) in the resulting liquid and blot the skin in the place of the mosquito bite.
How to get rid of mosquito bites with lemon juice or lime. These fruit "power stations" are able to provide relief from itching and anti-bacterial action at the site of irritation.
If you have a strong reaction to a mosquito bite and you want to soothe your skin with citrus - do it indoors or in the shade, as lemon or lime juice can burn your skin if you are in the sun.
Toothpaste - folk ointment after mosquito bites. Most toothpastes have mint or mint flavor, and a toothpaste ingredient like menthol creates a cooling sensation on your skin if you use it as a cream for mosquito bites. Your brain will receive relief signals from the itch very quickly. In addition, the use of toothpaste helps reduce swelling after a mosquito bite.
Basil treats mosquito bites. The use of basil is not limited to the kitchen. Basil leaves contain a chemical such as camphor, which creates a sensation of coolness, similar to menthol in toothpaste. To reduce the itch of a mosquito bite, squeeze out the basil juice from several leaves and apply it to the bite.
Tea bags will relieve itching from a mosquito bite. If you do not know how to anoint a mosquito bite to reduce itching and swelling, use cool tea from tea bags on irritated skin.
Acetic essence after mosquito bites. Vinegar is a wonderful home remedy for blocking itching. If your mosquito bites itch, apply diluted vinegar to the bite sites, and if your body has become a mosquito buffet, you can add two to three cups of vinegar to a warm bath and take it. Apple cider vinegar after being bitten by mosquitoes, may work even better.
What helps from mosquito bites
Summer outdoor recreation is often overshadowed by the attack of blood-sucking insects. Mosquitoes are widely distributed throughout Russia, and in the northern areas they are part of a community of blood-sucking insects, called the gnat. How dangerous are they, can they be carriers of diseases and what helps mosquito bites?
What are they dangerous
More than 90 species of mosquitoes live in Russia. In the middle lane the most common:
- anopheles (genus Anopheles),
- spring mosquitoes of the genus Ochlerotatus,
- and autumn pike mosquitoes (Culex).
Mosquitoes are Diptera insects. Their males are completely harmless and feed on the nectar of plants, while females need protein, which they receive from animal and human blood, to continue the race.
The blood of the female mosquito consumes only once, after which it lays its eggs and dies. The bite itself can occur painlessly, but usually the person experiences discomfort similar to an injection. The insect selects areas with delicate skin and nearby blood vessels.
Anticoagulants cause swelling and redness of the skin at the puncture site, itching. If the bite is scratched, mosquito saliva will spread to the surrounding tissue and the reaction will only increase.
Mosquito bites can cause trouble if there are a lot of them. Also, young children do not tolerate them well because of the itching that occurs.
More serious danger - allergic reactions and various transmissible diseases (infectious diseases transmitted with blood-sucking insects). In central Russia, diseases transmitted with a mosquito bite are isolated cases.
Allergic reactions to mosquito bites occur less frequently and are not as strong as from the attack of biting insects - bees, wasps. Signs of developing allergies are:
- swelling of the skin in places of prokus,
- temperature rise,
In extremely rare cases, allergies from mosquito bites can cause urticaria, vasomotor rhinitis and bronchospasm.
Infectious diseases that are transmitted through mosquito bites are found mainly in southern countries, mainly in the tropics. They can be of two types:
- diseases in which mosquitoes serve as mechanical carriers of pathogens,
- diseases in which the pathogen must live a certain time in the body of a mosquito.
The latter are most dangerous, but a sufficiently long cycle in a mosquito and the creation of a natural hearth from wild warm-blooded animals is necessary for the development of an infection, which may be only in hot countries. The infection is transmitted with the saliva of the female at the time of feeding with blood.
Malaria, or marsh fever - a group of diseases caused by protozoa. About 200 million people fall ill every year in the world, of which 600 thousand cases end in death. Up to 90% of cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
Only the mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles tolerate malaria pathogens. In the 60s of the last century in the Soviet Union they got rid of malaria, but nowadays there are isolated cases of the disease.
These are mainly tourists arriving from countries with a hot climate: Afghanistan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and 22 African countries. What happens if the anopheles bite? There are malarial mosquitoes in Russia, but there is no malaria - that is, insects are free from the pathogen.
In isolated cases, it is possible to become infected if the mosquito has previously been bitten by a malaria patient. So, in 2010, 107 cases of the disease were registered, in 2012 - 86, in 2012 - 87, in 2013 - 95. With rare exceptions, all cases are imported.
Disadvantaged for malaria are also visitors from Tajikistan and Azerbaijan. In Tajikistan, a hotbed of deadly tropical malaria has formed. As for the formation of foci on the territory of Russia, this possibility exists in hot years for the Krasnodar Territory, the Astrakhan and Volgograd Regions, and Dagestan.
Dirofilariasis - a parasitic disease caused by the development of nematode larvae - roundworms. A mosquito, a dog and a man are involved in the developmental chain of the parasite. The disease is registered in the Moscow and Tula regions.
The mosquito of the genus Culex (real mosquitoes) can serve as a carrier of tularemia - a zoonotic infection, including from animals to humans.
Lymphatic filariasis (elephant skin) can be obtained by a mosquito bite in the tropical belt of Africa, Asia, South America, on the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
How to treat mosquito bites
In our climate, itching and swelling is the biggest nuisance from mosquito attacks.
How to remove itching from a mosquito bite?
There are a few simple recipes. Wipe the skin with medical alcohol or ammonia, or moisten with water to cool. Any skin lotion is also suitable.
A good way to remove swelling from a mosquito bite is baking soda. It can be used in solution (half a teaspoon per glass of water) or as a slurry.
You can apply antihistamine or anti-inflammatory ointment: "Sinaflan", "Advantan", "Fenistil-gel".
What to do if a mosquito has bitten in the eye? Wash the mucous eyes with cool clear water and drip eye drops with anti-inflammatory effects, for example, “Sulfacyl-sodium” (“Albucid”).
And if the mosquito has bitten in the lip, what to do in this case? To reduce itching, a piece of ice is applied to the damaged area.
If you have allergies - take a pill "Suprastin", "Tavegila" or other antihistamines: "Zirtek", "Claritin", "Telfast". If you develop extensive edema, shortness of breath, or fever, consult a doctor.
How to treat bites in children
Mosquitoes cause special inconvenience to children. Children's skin is very delicate and reacts violently even to minor injuries. How to smear mosquito bites in a child? Use alcohol, pieces of ice, lotion. Children older than two years suitable balm "Golden Star". It is very important to distract the baby and convince him not to comb an itchy place.
Children’s allergies to mosquito bites occur no more often than adults. An infant is required to consult a doctor. Older children in light cases can be given: "Suprastin", "Diazolin", "Fenkrol." When the spread of edema, pronounced urticaria, respiratory disorders, you need to call an ambulance.
Folk remedies for children
As folk remedies for mosquito bites for children use:
- soda in solution or slurry,
- tea tree oil,
- sour cream or clabber,
- mint toothpaste.
A good way to relieve the itch from mosquito bites in a child is lotions from a gruel of dandelion leaves, plantain, basil.
To summarize - mosquito bites are almost safe, but they bring a lot of unpleasant sensations and can spoil outdoor recreation, especially if you have small children.
To relieve itching and swelling at the site of the bite, use simple means: alcohol, lotion, baking soda. Various pharmaceutical balms and ointments for insect bites work well.
When traveling to tropical countries, take action to prevent infectious diseases that can be transmitted with mosquito bites.
Review of effective ways to eliminate itching
About what mosquito bites, every inhabitant of our planet knows. Mosquitoes are one of the most common insect species that are distributed almost everywhere.
As it is known, mosquitoes need fresh blood to be able to continue their own kind, so they cannot do without it, which causes a lot of inconvenience to a person who is one of the main owners of these parasites.
This happens because histamine substances, which are produced by the cells of our immunity, try to "discourage" foreign particles of chemistry that fall under the skin with mosquito saliva.
Ultimately, this leads to swelling of the bite area, and it takes on the appearance of a red tubercle elevated above the skin, which people often call blisters.
It is worth emphasizing that not all of the tools listed below are suitable for every person. Let it be like a check-list, or a memo, each item from which will be used, if the previous one does not help.
Attempting to choose one of the many commercial products that include antiallergic components, and an allergic mosquito bite is nothing more than the development of a local microallergic reaction, is not quite a good choice.
And then, who has extra time to run to the store in order to choose medicines? However, if the situation suffers, you can wait, most of the funds will stop the itch within 24-48 hours.
But why wait, if you can use the available tools that are in every home, or almost all. We offer several of the most successful folk remedies that will help reduce the itch from mosquito bites.
Ordinary bee honey can soothe the skin, because it is, in fact, a natural antibiotic that reduces the inflammatory effect. In addition, honey can also prevent infection if a person “injured” from a mosquito bite scratched a bite to blood, and with nails that are not clean enough.
Garlic is a proven first line of defense against severe itching due to its chemical properties, although you need to be careful with this tool. If there is a bust - the situation can become much worse. To use it is best to rub a garlic clove directly on the bite site.
Garlic should not be applied for a long time, which can lead to severe burning in this area. But this phenomenon in small concentrations, allows you to disguise the feeling of itching, in addition, garlic has an active antimicrobial effect.
It sounds weird, but doctors advise using the inside of the banana's fleshy peel. This option can be an attractive way to get rid of itching, when applied directly to the bite. The positive effect arises from the oils contained in the banana peel.
Baking soda, in a small amount, dissolved in water can be used as a wrought paste.
You can open the freezer and apply ice to the bite. It should be noted that this method does not stop the process of itching, but simply soothes and reduces swelling for a while. After weaning, the itch will return again.
One of the oldest means, which many have already forgotten, is the imposition of a thin film of raw chicken eggs. The one that separates the shell from the contents. As it dries, the film is pulled and, due to its biological structure, pulls some mosquito saliva from the bite.
In addition to the tools that are in the kitchen, there may be useful options that are in each bathroom or toilet room.
First of all, you need to find some means with a high concentration of alcohol, for example, mouthwash or even hand sanitizer.
Alcohol evaporates, and evaporation creates cooling. The sensation of coolness helps overcome the itching. As an added bonus, as you know, alcohol has an excellent disinfecting property.
A bar of wet soap can be a better friend if a person is very itchy due to its alkaline environment. Chemicals and grease in the soap have a calming effect, suck up excess water from the bite, and this reduces the desire to scratch. Wipe the bite with a wet soap and wait a few hours before washing it off.
Ball antiperspirant is a convenient option for quick problem solving. Aluminum chloride salts are commonly found in such products, which are able to absorb the liquid from the bite, as well as narrow the pores and blood vessels lying close to the skin surface. This combination of properties favorably affects the reduction of itching.
The well-known American VaporRub Vicks warming agent is also a proven option to get rid of itching, as it contains menthol and camphor oil as the main ingredients. Both help stop itching.
You can glue a small piece of scotch to a bite. Many people find this method strange, but it really works. By sealing the bite with a sticky film for several hours, we will ensure the prevention of air access, which in itself reduces the itchy effect. Use this tool most effectively, as soon as possible after a bite.
Another application of this method will be gluing for just a couple of minutes. Itching also decreases in this case, since the adhesive base allows the mosquito's saliva to tighten.
Own saliva, which has a bactericidal effect and an alkaline environment, makes it possible to gently reduce and then completely eliminate itching. But we must remember that after such a treatment should not comb the wound, it is better to suffer. Otherwise, there may be the opposite effect - increased itching.
How to prevent a bite
All of the above remedies and "ointment" for mosquito bites are certainly working and helping, however, how about not just being bitten in the first place? The answer is obvious - you need to install mosquito screens on the windows, but we assume that our readers want to know more.
Mosquitoes are especially aimed at those whose body produces large amounts of certain acids, such as uric acid and octenol. The larger the size and weight of a person, the stronger the luck not to be bitten decreases.
«Большие» люди выделяют больше окиси углерода, которая является очень привлекательным веществом для комаров. Комары на самом деле достаточно смекалисты, тем более природа их наградила некоторыми возможностями, которые позволяют им безусловно точно определить, не только саму жертву, но и конкретное место для укуса.
In addition, at close distances, mosquitoes have the ability to sense movement and heat, so when a person actively moves during a hot summer night, he releases more heat, and his sweat glands produce more secretion, which makes this person a potentially main target.
There are many ways to repel mosquito attacks, and we have already dwelt on them in one of our previous articles. Now we recall only the basic principles.
Scented candles based on citronella essential oils are one of the excellent ways to prevent insect bites in the open air, provided that there is no wind, which can carry a healthy scent in another direction.
A more radical way to keep mosquitoes away from home is to invest in a certain choice of landscape plant design. Plants such as lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, marigold, mint and others are repellents, that is, they contain insect-repellent fragrances.
Some plants even have an insecticidal effect, for example, peppermint - it can actually kill a mosquito if it comes in contact with its oils, which act as small droplets on the surface of the leaves.
Mosquitoes go through four stages of their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult mosquito. During the first three stages, these insects live completely in water, therefore the less water in the area, the less mosquitoes.