There are many natural remedies for mosquito bites, both home-made and commercial, which will give relief from allergic reactions to bug bites. The thing that both types of natural remedies for mosquito bites have in common, is that some of these creams and lotions work for a few people and some of them work for lots of people, but none of them works for everyone. This is especially true of home-made natural remedies for mosquito bites, so if you want to go down this route, you will probably have to try many natural remedies for mosquito bites before you find one that works for you.
Most people get bitten by mosquitoes when they are outside, usually in the garden, at a restaurant or in the garden at a pub. This is useful, because a lot of the natural remedies for mosquito bites are household or kitchen items.
The most popular of the natural remedies for mosquito bites is to rub the bite with an ice cube. Many people then put Scotch tape over the wound, which has two functions: firstly, it stops you scratching it and secondly, it prevents infection from external sources.
Other natural remedies for mosquito bites that can be carried out at pubs and restaurants are:
- Rubbing salt in the wound.
- Rubbing tea in to it.
- Rubbing alcohol in to it.
- Sucking the mosquito’s saliva out of the wound with a straw. It is a best first tactic to get this substance out, because it causes a response from the immune system which usually leads to redness, itching and swelling around the bite.
- Garlic and almost any other herbs and spices are useful as natural remedies for mosquito bites.
- Putting apple cider vinegar on it.
Home or kitchen remedies for mosquito bites include salt, baking soda, tea tree oil, calamine lotion and witch hazel. Mix the powders with a little water and apply to the bite. You can also try meat tenderizer, garlic salt and vinegar.
If you do not get relief from natural remedies for mosquito bites, you can try: nail varnish, ammonia or bleach. They may seem a little harsh, but they will not hurt a small area of your skin. If they do, it will surely take your mind off the mosquito bite for a while anyway.
Other natural remedies for mosquito bites that many people, including myself, find useful are aloe vera and banana skin. If you can grow aloe vera where you live, do yourself a massive favour and grow lots of these plants. Aloe vera is used in thousands of cosmetics, but you will throw all of them away, once you have experienced the real thing.
Aloe vera is a great natural remedy, cut a leaf off, peel it and rub the gel on your skin whether it be a mosquito bite, a pimple or dermatitis.
The inside of a banana skin is effective in a similar way, but aloe vera is better for me. Banana might be better for you.
Some say a hot bath soothes the pain from a lot of insect bites and stings, if you have fallen asleep in the garden.
Hopefully, some of these natural home remedies for insect bites will work for you.
However, the best of the natural remedies for mosquito bites is not to scratch them in the first place! It seems that scratching a mosquito bite or any other insect bite for that matter, is the worst thing you can do. Best is leave it alone.