Mosquitos can be very annoying. They are seemingly omnipresent during the warm months of the year in the northern hemisphere, and year round in the southern hemisphere. Regardless of where you live, you probably hate mosquitos. They must serve some kind of a purpose within their ecosystems, but we don’t know what it is. Al we know is that a bite from one of the little buggers can be very inconvenient. Luckily, there are a few ways that one can combat the side effects of a mosquito bite, and it can be done with all natural home remedies to boot.
Applying ice to a wound seems like common sense, yet you would be surprised at just how many people seem to forget about this simple yet effective cure. In particular, ice is helpful for wounds that are swollen, as the cold temperature helps to stop and reduce the swelling. Mosquito bites swell up as a result of the saliva that the bug uses to keep the blood flowing when it sucking you dry. unfortunately, the side effects of this saliva is the swollen red bump that is usually the tell tale sign that yo have been bitten. If not treated properly, this swollen area can remain for up to twenty four hours after the incident. That is a lot of time spent scratching, so just apply ice to the bite instead.
Cucumbers And Lemons
Cucumbers basically serve the same function that the ice serves, except it isn’t necessarily quite as cold, and the juices from the cucumber are actually quite soothing. So if you have a spare cucumber on hand, it is recommended that you use it.
Another all natural mosquito control comes in the form of lemons. Although the use of these citrus fruits will sting because of their acidity, it is also one of the quickest ways to get rid of the bite. An added benefit of the use lemons is that any bacteria that may have entered the wound will be killed, effectively disinfecting the bite area.
Specifically, toothpaste of the peppermint variety works very well. Of course, the moe natural the toothpaste, the more effective it will be in curing you of your mosquito ailment. It really is just as simple as dabbing the toothpaste onto the mosquito bite, and then sitting back and letting it work its magic. As with the lemons, the peppermint properties int eh toothpaste may cause some initial sting, especially if the toothpaste that you are using is not one hundred percent all natural. however, it will fix the problem in short order
So basically, mosquito bites are pretty simple to fix so long as you have access to a fully stocked kitchen and oral hygiene products. Be sure to utilize one of these remedies the next time that you are bitten by a mosquito.