Few things are more annoying than the itching and scratching that accompanies a fat, juicy mosquito bite. When a mosquito bites us, we itch due to the residual saliva left behind from the insect’s feasting on our blood, just as Mother Nature has honored us with the presence of these buzzing nuisances, It provided us with some natural home remedies for mosquito bites.
Here are some of my favorite and most-effective natural ways for relieving and treating painful and itchy mosquito bites. I’ve been using these remedies for year, as the mosquito’s can get really bad here in Texas. In fact, you may be surprised to find that most of these remedies are common things that you can easily find in your home.
When you first notice the itchy bite, try applying a small amount of vinegar directly to the bump. If you have many bites, you may want to take a very hot bath in a tub filled with water and 3 1/2 cups of vinegar. I personally recommend using organic apple cider vinegar View More
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is another excellent remedy for mosquito bites, as well as many other conditions. Not only will it help ease the itching and swelling from the bit, but it will also aid in healing the wound. You can use fresh inner leaf gel directly from an aloe plant or organic aloe juice. They both work well at providing relief Read More
3. Baking Soda & Water
Another simple remedy for mosquito bites is to make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Then apply this paste generously to the affected area. You should feel the swelling and itching subside shortly.
4. Lime and/or Lemons
Usually apply a small amount of lime juice directly to the bites. Lemon juice also work as well. I have also heard that rubbing the bite with the lemon or lime peel helps, but I usually prefer to use the juice. This also helps in keeping the wound from becoming infected from the grit and grime of fingernails.
Afresh slice of onion can also help take the sting out of a bite. Simply place a fresh slice onion the affected area for several minutes until the itching subsides. Be sure to wash the area thoroughly at providing a relief.