Female mosquitoes drink blood because they need the protein in blood to be able to lay eggs. The same male mosquitoes feed exclusively on nectar plants. During the mosquito pierces the skin with proboscis and injects her saliva, which contains proteins and anticoagulants that prevent blood clotting. The immune system reacts to these substances causing an allergic reaction that leads to redness, swelling and itching at the bite location. Also it is through the saliva of the mosquito are transmitted to various diseases. This article provides steps you can take to treat mosquito bites.
How to reduce the symptoms arising from the bite of a mosquito
Thoroughly wash the mosquito bite with warm water and soap to remove dirt and germs and prevent infection. Then DAB the bite with a clean towel.
Apply cold compress on the mosquito bite for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure every hour for a few hours or as needed. The cold will help soothe itching and reduce swelling. As a cold compress, you can use ice wrapped in a towel or bag, soaked in cold water towel or chilled can of soda.
Take over-the-counter antihistamine medication such as diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine or gidroksizin to soothe itching and reduce redness. These drugs prevent the production of histamine, which is released during a mosquito bite and causes the bite area to itch. You can also apply a hydrocortisone or antihistamine cream on the bite to reduce inflammation and irritation. Anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen, can help relieve the symptoms arising from the bite of a mosquito.
Baking soda is the simplest and most common home remedy for treating mosquito bites, which is suitable for young children and those with sensitive skin. Mix three teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon water to form a thick paste. The resulting mass apply on the bite and let it dry. Repeat the treatment throughout the day as needed. Soda effectively neutralizes the toxins from mosquito bites, reduces inflammation and itching.
Tea tree Oil, peppermint and eucalyptus are not only natural mosquito repellents, but is also well eliminate itching, irritation and swelling of the skin after mosquito bites.
Lubricate the bite of aloe juice several times a day. Aloe Vera not only has a calming effect, but also helps to cure a mosquito bite.
RUB the inside banana peels a mosquito bite, it will help reduce the inflammation and desire to scratch the bitten area.
Apply ammonia with a piece of cotton wool on the mosquito bite. Ammonia will help to relieve the itching and to reduce swelling associated with the bite.
Place a mosquito bite itch less if you squeeze it a small amount of toothpaste.
Tips for the treatment of mosquito bite
Do not scratch a mosquito bite, as this releases the histamine that causes it to itch even more. Also scratching can damage the skin surface, which will increase the risk of infection and scar formation.
If over time the redness, swelling and pain intensifies, you should immediately consult a physician.
You can treat mosquito bites, you need to properly protect yourself from mosquitoes.