One of the simplest ways in how to get rid of mosquito bites is to take a few easy preventative measures to stop the mosquitoes from biting in the first place.
Pay Attention To Your Environment
If you are going outside your house and you know there is an abundance of mosquitoes, it is best to apply a commercial mosquito repellent lotion on all exposed parts of your body, such as face, arms and legs. If possible, try and wear thick clothing if the heat allows, as cotton shirts on their own are not normally enough to prevent Mosquito Bites.
Inside the house, fit screens on both Windows and doors, particularly if you don’t have the benefit of air conditioning, as this will keep the cool air circulating whilst keeping the mosquitoes out. As far as children are concerned, make sure you have a mosquito net surrounding the bed or babies cot. Children are more prone to Mosquito Bites and the diseases they carry, since they are not old enough to have a well-developed immune system.
If you’ve not had a Mosquito Bite before, here are a few tips so that you can identify you have been selected as a victim! The first indication that you have been attacked will be a severe itchy sensation, normally on your arms or legs. Your immediate reaction will be to scratch the itchy spot but unfortunately, the more you scratch the more itchy you will feel. Now the Mosquito Bite usually only itches for a few minutes, so if you can, just ignore it and if you can’t, an immediate solution is to run cool water over the area.
Cure The Mosquito Bites At Home
The simple domestic onion has anti-microbial properties and if applied to a Mosquito Bite immediately after it is felt, the onion will prevent both the swelling and redness surrounding the bite. However once you have finished using the onion, do throw it away, as onions are known to absorb bacteria and odours!
If all else fails and nothing else is to hand, take some white paste-type toothpaste – not the clear gel kind. Apply this to the area and it will help to reduce the itchy feeling whilst at the same time calm any inflammation. It is recommended that you apply an Elastoplast over the toothpaste to stop getting “crumbs” everywhere.
Yes they can be nasty but when you learn how to get rid of Mosquito Bites, the itchiness, pain and unsightly welts will soon disappear and life can return to normal. Never forget though, that prevention is always better than cure if you really want to know how to get rid of Mosquito Bites for ever.