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8 Most Effective Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

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10 Most Effective Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

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.

8 Most Effective Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

Natural Solutions to Things That Bug You

Plantain

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

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.

Baking Soda
The anticoagulant that mosquitoes inject when they bite  has a high acidity level, baking soda neutralizes these acids.  Make a paste with baking soda and water, then apply it to the bite.
Tea Bag
Natural tannins in tea act as an astringent, drawing toxins out of the skin and helping to lessen your discomfort.  Press a used tea bag against your bites until the itching has subsided.
Onion
Rub the juice from a piece of cut onion on your mosquito bite. It will stop itching immediately… and if you apply the onion two or three times a day the bite will disappear within a few days. Who can’t find a piece of onion at a picnic, barbeque or campground? This works great!

Garlic

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.

Banana Peel

Banana peels are surprisingly very effective at taking away the sting and itch. Just rub a banana peel on mosquito bites and rashes to stop itching.

I applied the banana peel, as advised by my Chinese friends, and within 2 minutes the bite stopped itching. About 5 or 7 minutes later, the site was significantly less red. When I glanced at it again before bed, though I could still see the bite, her skin was no longer red. Best of all, she didn’t seem bothered by it. – See more at: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/fast-and-effective-mosquito-bite-remedy-thats-probably-already-in-your-kitchen/#sthash.KqqfsM1s.dpuf
Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and overall soothing properties.  It also could help ease the itchiness and swelling by forming a protective layer. Simply rub a small amount of aloe vera on and around the infected area.

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