Who would be at home with mosquito bites? Moreover, mosquitoes can carry diseases such as life-threatening dengue fever or malaria. But for many people, itching due to mosquito bites that much more excruciating.
The first step to address the cross must have been scratching a mosquito bite. The problem, scratching mosquito bites will damage the skin, especially if your fingers dirty, so increasing the risk of infection, says Dr. Neal B. Schultz, a dermatologist practicing in New York City.
Besides scratching actually create more inflammation, increase the desire to scratch more and give more severe pain. If it is felt not help, then the people turn to drugs such as antihistamines and calamine.
But if you prefer the natural way, consider the exposure to 13 natural ways to cope with mosquito bites, as quoted from huffingtonpost below.
Cold-shock therapy will relieve the itching and prevent swelling. “Actually, deadly ice nerves cause itching and pain so you will not feel it anymore,” said Schultz.
2. Essential oils
“Tea tree oil is one of my favorite oils,” said Schultz. Because of the inflammatory nature of this oil can combat the itching, swelling and pain. In fact it seems the oil also has antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help prevent infection of the bite marks.
Lavender oil can also help. “Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils,” said Schultz. Once applied to the skin can help reduce inflammation and pain and prevent infection, he explained.
Vinegar can help stop the itch, says Schultz. Schultz also recommend including 2-3 cups of vinegar in a tub of warm water to treat all bites or put a few drops of vinegar on a cotton swab and then smeared on the bite. Better yet, if you use apple cider vinegar.
This natural sweetener is well known for its health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties so it is not surprising that honey also can reduce the itching caused by mosquito bites.
Schultz also advised to choose a little raw honey applied on the bite.
5. Tea bag
In addition to reducing under-eye puffiness, bags of tea can also reduce the swelling of mosquito bites, said Schultz. The content of tannins in tea serves as an interesting astringent fluid out of the bite.
6. Baking Soda
“Sodium bicarbonate is a mild alkali compounds that help neutralize the pH balance of your skin,” said Dr. Linda K. Franks. “The effect of this buffer can help to overcome the inflammation of the skin surface, thereby reducing the pain.”
Try baking soda dissolved in a warm tub and Soak for 30 minutes or it could also mix a little baking soda into the water and then applied directly to the bite.
This natural scented leaves contain camphor and thymol, two compounds that can reduce the itching, Schultz explained. You can crush some leaves and put it on the bite or buy essential oils.
8. Lemons and Lemonade
According to Schultz, these two pieces of anti-itch, antibacterial and antimicrobial. Juice or peel the fruit can “kill all kinds of bacteria,” he added.
Perhaps you’ve heard that toothpaste seoles can relieve the itching, but it’s probably thanks to its mint flavor that works.
“These leaves provide a cool sensation to the brain faster than the itch,” said Schultz. Because the brain can only process one sensation at a time, cooling agents are often added to skin care products as a “counter-irritants” that prevent and block other sensations such as itching.
If you do not want to spend your toothpaste, try a drop of essential oil or a paste made of crushed peppermint leaves.
10. Banana skins
Unfortunately not many credible studies to support the benefits of a banana skin against mosquito bites. Though Schultz had hypothesized that the chemical makeup of sugar in a banana skin to soothe and draw out fluid from the bites.
11. Milk and Water
As a compress to soothe the skin, Schultz recommends to mix milk and water into a handkerchief and put it on the skin. “This is very soothing and helps reduce itching, swelling and inflammation,” he continued, “Even this is a great technique to relieve pain from sunburn.”
12. Slap or pinch
It sounds silly, but the way it really works! “Pain is caused by a blow it was greater than the itch,” said Schultz. “Moreover, although the sensation is more surprising, but it does not interfere like an itch.” A slap or a pinch this will distract your brain from the itching sensation.
13. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is usually used to relieve the condition of sunburn (sunburn), but also aloe vera should not be overlooked in treating bites, said Schultz. “This plant is good for itching and swelling, it’s actually very soothing.”
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