No one likes the feeling of a mosquito bite.
They feel incessantly annoying and itchy, and scratching or picking at it will just make it worse.
Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to get relief from an irritating mosquito bite, and you can do them all with things you likely have around your house.
Here are simple 10 ways to get mosquito bite relief!
1. Tea Bag
Many may already use tea bags to help draw out toxins from the body, but it works the same way for mosquito bites.
Place it on a bite and it will help to get rid of the itchiness and the toxins that cause the itching.
Honey has properties that make it a fantastic antiseptic, and it brings down inflammation well, too.
Slapping some onto a bite can prevent infection while promoting healing.
Do note that you should wash the honey off before you head outdoors because bugs are attracted to it!
3. Aloe Vera
This gel has cooling properties that bring down inflammation and help to prevent infections.
In fact, it’s able to get the itchiness to stop almost immediately!
It’s no wonder that this item is also capable of treating sunburns.
4. Baking Soda
If you’re not a stranger to home remedies, you probably expected baking soda to show up somewhere on this list.
It seems that there’s nothing this versatile product can’t do!
Mix some drops of water into a little baking soda to make a paste and place it onto the bite.
This will balance out your skin’s pH level and can neutralize itching.
5. Ice Cube
If you don’t have anything at home to use, an ice cube will suffice.
Putting some ice on a bite will reduce the flow of blood to that area, effectively preventing swelling and itchiness.
6. Hot Spoon
Yes, you heard us right! Just place a teaspoon in some warm water to allow it to heat up slightly, then press it against your mosquito bite for quick relief.
The heat will break down the protein from the mosquito that causes itchiness.
Do make sure the water isn’t too hot that you’ll burn your skin, though!
7. Garlic and Coconut Oil
Mince up some garlic and use coconut oil to dilute it, then place the mixture onto your skin to enjoy its anti-viral effects, which in turn, reduce itching.
Do note that you should never directly place raw, undiluted garlic onto a mosquito bite as it will increase the inflammation!
This method works best if your whole body is covered in mosquito bites.
Go to take a bath and add some oatmeal into it, and you’ll find the itch is completely relieved!
For even stronger effects, you can add some honey in, too.
Make your own basil oil right at home, and you can use it to relieve any itching from a mosquito bite.
Just boil half an ounce of these dried leaves with 2 cups of water, let cool, and use some cloth to place the mix onto your bite.
If you happen to have fresh basil, then you can rub them straight onto your bites for the same effect.
10. Scotch Tape
A bit of an odd method that many swear by is using scotch tape.
As soon as you get a bite, cover it with the tape, and this will create a sort of counter tension that makes you register the itching a lot less.
For a better, more effective way, use a band-aid instead.
However, don’t do this for more than a day – the bitten area needs to breathe, too!