Even thought mosquito bites rarely cause a major problem, they are extremely irritating and itchy. Have you ever wondered why you get the bumps and itchiness from mosquito bites? When mosquitoes bite, they inject an anticoagulant that prevents your blood from clotting, which triggers a mild allergic reaction that includes the typical round, red bumps.
Mosquitoes tend to eat me alive. Fortunately, I live in Southern California with virtually no mosquitoes around but when I travel to Europe or some other parts of America, I get bitten hard. I tend to scratch a lot as well (a well known no no), so I always need a quick fix to get rid of the itching. Plus, you’ll end up with scars if you keep breaking open the wound with your nails. There are many natural ways to treat bites so if one remedy doesn’t work well for you, there are many others to choose from.
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Plantain is considered a weed but it is a very effective remedy for mosquito bites. You can find this amazing plant almost anywhere. Mash the fresh leaves of a plantain and wet them. Apply to insect bites. You can also simply chew up a leaf and spit it onto the bite.
Vinegar might be the most underutilized home remedy to help with itching due to its acidity. Put a few drops of vinegar on cotton and wipe the bites.
Simply rub a piece of raw garlic on the bite. You might experience some mild burning, but the itchiness should be alleviated promptly. The smell of garlic will also help repel other mosquitoes.This content will be shown after all post