How To Treat An Itch From Mosquito Bites

Once you have developed an itch from a mosquito bite it can be hard to resist the urge to scratch.

If your skin has become inflamed or if worse still you have broken the skin surface from scratching and the area is weeping, follow our tips on how you can you treat the itch and/or heal your skin.

Ways to treat the symptoms caused from mosquito bites:

Skin Health Hub Skin Conditions How To Treat An Itch From Mosquito Bites1. Try to avoid further irritation. Observe where the bite is located and avoid contact with any new products that might inflame the area, such as body soaps, laundry soaps, detergents, skincare products, make-up, fabrics and medications.

2. To minimize further skin irritation avoid using fabric softener when washing your clothes and linens, especially the dryer sheets as the chemical ingredients may cause further skin irritation.

3. Apply cold (not freezing) compresses to the affected area to break the itch-scratch cycle.

5. For a home remedy relief from itching mix a portion of equal parts vinegar and water or mix a paste made of baking soda and water and apply to the problem area.

6. Apply Aloe Vera gel to soothe and moisturize the skin. Grow an Aloe Vera plant in the garden and simply snap off a leaf and rub on the liquid.

7. Apply blend essential oils to the bite such as; Chamomile, Lemon, Tea tree, Lavender and Ylang Ylang. Essential oils work to stimulate the body’s own self- healing powers with its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties to heal and calm the area.

There are most likely another 101 ways to treat mosquito bites however our most helpful tip would be not to scratch. Try rubbing the area instead and put into action one of our 7 tips. Remember continued scratching, will only worsen the itch, break the skin which will leave it more susceptible to infection.

If you are not sure if your itch is a result of a mosquito bite, then read our article on How To Treat An Itch and identify the possible cause.

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