Summer is a time of year that people look forward to. Family vacations, time off of school, swimming, barbecues, and relaxation all help make summer so enticing. Along with all of these wonderful things there are also a few drawbacks. One of the drawbacks is that there are some bugs that are out in full force during the summer. You have probably noticed that some bugs have already begun coming out as the temperatures have been slowly rising over the last few months. Mosquitoes are definitely among the types of bugs that come out more when it gets hotter outside. If you have mosquitoes around your property more often you have also probably noticed some mosquito bites on you and your loved ones. Mosquito bites can cause health problems in some circumstances but in most cases they are just really aggravating. If you have mosquito bites there are some home remedies that you can try to help with the itching and inflammation that they cause.
Ice to Relieve Mosquito Bite Swelling
Mosquito bites become inflamed. You can use ice to help reduce this inflammation. Cold temperatures help to reduce inflammation. You will not want to place the ice directly on the mosquito bite. We recommend using an ice pack or a washcloth between your skin and the ice so that your skin does not get too cold. Leave the ice on your mosquito bite for 10-15 minutes at a time.
Oatmeal to Stop Mosquito Bites from Itching
It may sound odd that your favorite breakfast food can help you deal with your annoying mosquito bites. Oatmeal contains special compounds that have anti-irritant qualities. Applying an oatmeal paste to your bites can help reduce the itching and the swelling. You make an oatmeal paste by mixing equal parts of oatmeal and water into a bowl. Put the paste on your bites and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then wipe the area clean. If you have lots of bites you may want to take an oatmeal bath instead of using the oatmeal paste. Take one cup of oatmeal and put it into a bathtub full of warm water. Soak in the bathtub for 20 minutes.
Honey for Mosquito Bug Bites that Itch & Swell
The next home remedy is also something that you can find in your kitchen. Go and grab some honey from your kitchen. If you can find local honey it will work the best. If you can’t find local honey any honey will still work. Dab a small amount on your mosquito bites. The honey will help the inflammation go down. It will also make it so that you do not want to itch because it will be nice and sticky.
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If you find you and your family are getting lots of mosquito bites hopefully these tips will help you take care of them. You will also want to get rid of the mosquitoes that are biting you as they can transmit dangerous diseases. Getting rid of mosquitoes can be hard. A-Tex Pest Management can assist you in helping make your property mosquito free. Give us a call today so we can set up your appointment!