Tried multiple home remedies for mosquitoes, but somehow these tiny flying devils still managed to bite you? So, now is the time to search for home remedies for mosquito bites. Isn't it? 

 

Nature has done its best by bestowing upon us all kinds of wonders in the form of herbs, shrubs, plants, seeds, nuts, and oils. It is upon us how we derive their maximum benefit to cure us for different ailments. Take, for instance, something as common as a mosquito bite that can be cured using some effective home remedies. 

 

Through this post, we aim to acquaint you with some natural remedies for mosquitoes and what to do if they bite you despite all the possible mosquito prevention tips.

 

Before we jump on to disclose the best remedies for mosquito bites, we want you to first learn about some effective and natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes. Check these out.

 

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Table of Contents

 

Top 8 Home Remedies to Kill Mosquitoes

 

  1. Use Eucalyptus Oil
  2. Try Citronella Oil
  3. Neem Oil Works
  4. Rely on Camphor
  5. Garlic Spray
  6. Tea Tree Oil
  7. Lavender
  8. Vinegar

 

1. Use Eucalyptus Oil

 

Try the aroma of eucalyptus oil to repel and kill mosquitoes who try to approach you for a bite. Apply it directly on your skin or use it in your diffuser to stay away from mosquitoes. 

 

2. Try Citronella Oil

 

Another powerful natural ingredient that kills mosquitoes is citronella. Extracted from a mix of herbs, citronella essential oil in the form of candles and incense sticks will offer you natural mosquito protection. 

 

3. Neem Oil Works

 

Something as natural as neem oil is found to be extremely effective against mosquitoes of all types. Use neem oil in earthen lamps and get natural protection from mosquitoes for up to 3 hours. 

 

4. Rely on Camphor

 

Trust the power of small camphor tablets to repel mosquitoes. All you need is to burn them in turpentine oil to spread the aroma to keep the mosquitoes at bay. You may also place these tablets in a bowl at different corners of your house for the same magical effect. 

 

5. Garlic Spray

 

When listing home remedies to kill mosquitoes, you must try making a homemade mosquito repellent spray. For this, boil some garlic cloves in water and use the water as a homemade mosquito spray to kill the mosquitoes instantly. 

 

6. Tea Tree Oil

 

Tea tree oil is a natural insecticide that can kill mosquitoes. Mix tea tree oil with water and spray it around your home to repel and kill mosquitoes.

 

7. Lavender

 

Mosquitoes don't like the smell of lavender, so you can plant lavender in your garden or put lavender oil in a diffuser in your home to repel mosquitoes.

 

8. Vinegar

 

Mosquitoes are repelled by the smell of vinegar. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and spray it around your home to keep mosquitoes away.

 

After Effects of a Mosquito Bite

 

We all probably know the after-effects of a mosquito bite. No matter, whichever mosquito bites you, the most common effects left behind are skin irritation, itching, redness, and bumps. 

 

In case, the mosquito that has bitten you was an infected Anopheles or Aedes, then you may also experience high fever, vomiting, rashes, nausea, diarrhea, and weakness in your body. At worst, you will suffer dengue, malaria, or chikungunya after experiencing all these symptoms post a mosquito bite. 

 

What to Do after Mosquito Bite

 

To ease the symptoms and prevent infection after a mosquito bite, there are a number of actions you can take. Here it is:

 

·       Wash the bite with soap and water to prevent infection.

·       Apply a cold compress or ice pack to the bite to reduce swelling and itching.

·       Apply a topical cream or ointment containing hydrocortisone or calamine to alleviate itching and inflammation.

·       Take an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine to relieve severe itching.

·       Avoid scratching the bite to prevent further inflammation and infection.

·       Cover the bite with a bandage or tape if it is particularly itchy or painful to prevent scratching and protect it from further irritation.

 

So, now coming back to the main discussion, is there any way to get relief from mosquito bites using natural remedies? Yes, not one but there are multiple natural ways to get relief after a mosquito bite. Have a look.

 

 

Top 10 Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

 

  1. Rub Ice
  2. Rub Banana Peel
  3. Heal with Honey
  4. Apply Aloe Vera Gel
  5. Baking Soda Works
  6. Apply Toothpaste
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar
  8. Oatmeal
  9. Essential Oils
  10. Salt

 

1. Rub Ice

 

The moment you experience a mosquito bite itch, take out an ice cube and start rubbing it on the bite. It will offer instant relief from that terrible continuous itching after a mosquito bite. 

 

2. Rub Banana Peel

 

Banana is a wonderful fruit full of various vitamins and minerals. But, do you know it is equally good when it comes to seeking relief after a mosquito bite? All you need is to rub a banana peel on the bite area and experience instant relief. 

 

3. Heal with Honey

 

Nature as we said has been generous enough to give us so many good things like honey. Full of antiseptic properties, honey works magically to offer relief after a mosquito bite. 

 

4. Apply Aloe Vera Gel

 

The world has accepted aloe vera as a miraculous plant. Use the gel of aloe vera to soothe the mosquito-bitten area on your skin. Not only will it soothe the itch, but it will also heal up the bite and the red bump quickly. 

 

5. Baking Soda Works

 

Baking Soda, also known as soda bicarbonate is widely used in several home cleaning remedies as a natural cleanser. It can also be used to get relief after a mosquito bite. Apply it in a paste form using a little water and leave it on for a few minutes. You will experience the skin irritation and redness disappear once you wash it. 

 

6. Apply Toothpaste

 

Another home remedy for relief after a mosquito bite is by using the daily toothpaste we use early in the morning. Apply some toothpaste to the affected area and experience a cooling sensation. It will also reduce swelling with its astringent property. 

 

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Dabbing a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and applying it to the bite can help reduce swelling and itching. Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe the skin.

 

8. Oatmeal

 

Adding colloidal oatmeal to a bath or making a paste and applying it to the bite can help reduce itching and inflammation. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe the skin.

 

9. Essential Oils

 

Applying essential oils such as lavender, tea tree or peppermint oil to the bite can help reduce itching and inflammation. Essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help soothe the skin.

 

10. Salt

 

Making a paste with salt and water and applying it to the bite can help reduce itching and inflammation. Salt has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe the skin.

 

Takeaway


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FAQs

 

1. What is a good home remedy for mosquito bites?

 

Some effective home remedies for mosquito bites include applying ice, aloe vera gel, baking soda, honey or vinegar to the affected area. Calamine lotion, oatmeal baths and essential oils such as lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus can also help soothe the itchiness and inflammation caused by mosquito bites.

 

2. What is the Ayurvedic remedy for mosquito bites?

 

According to Ayurveda applying neem oil or paste made from neem leaves to the mosquito bite can help reduce the swelling, redness and itching. Tulsi (holy basil) leaves, turmeric powder and sandalwood paste can also be applied topically to alleviate the symptoms of mosquito bites.

 

3. Does toothpaste help mosquito bites?

 

Toothpaste can help relieve the itching caused by mosquito bites but it is not a long term solution. The menthol and baking soda in toothpaste can have a cooling effect on the skin and reduce the inflammation and itchiness of mosquito bites. However toothpaste can also contain chemicals and other ingredients that may irritate the skin and cause further discomfort.

 

4. Is coconut oil good for mosquito bites?

 

Yes, coconut oil can be beneficial for mosquito bites as it contains anti inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help soothe the skin and prevent infection. Applying a small amount of coconut oil to the mosquito bite can help reduce the itchiness and redness.

 

5. How do you stop a mosquito bite from itching?

 

To stop a mosquito bite from itching you can apply a cold compress such as a wrapped ice pack or a cool, damp cloth to the affected area. Over the counter antihistamine creams or oral medications can also help relieve the itching. Calamine lotion, aloe vera gel or tea tree oil can be applied topically to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. Avoid scratching the mosquito bite as this can lead to further irritation and potential infection.