We’ve all experienced the uncomfortable itch and brutal bumps that result from mosquito bites. Unlike bees, mosquitos bite to feed on your blood. The bumps and itchiness come from an anticoagulant that the mosquito injects to prevent your blood from clotting. Although a few days of a constant uncomfortable itch are better than a blood clot, the allergic reaction isn’t fun! Check out some home remedies below for when those pests land on your skin!
- For immediate relief, try an antihistamine cream to help the itch and swelling
- Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that could help the itch. For even more relief, stash the aloe vera gel in the fridge (the cold will also help with the itchiness)
- Preparation H (the topical treatment) can help reduce inflammation and may help with itching
- Rubbing alcohol, tea tree oil and hand sanitizer with alcohol have antiseptic properties. They could help prevent bites from getting infected. Fair warning though: they sting when applied directly to a bite so be careful!
Source: Everyday Health