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home remedies for mosquito bites

Make an oatmeal paste by mixing equal amounts of oatmeal and water in a bowl to create a paste-like substance. Spoon some paste onto a washcloth and hold it — paste-side down — on to irritated skin for about ten minutes. Then rinse the area…

If you have many bites, try an oatmeal bath instead. Sprinkle one cup of oatmeal or ground oats into a bathtub full of warm water. Soak in the oatmeal bath for twenty minutes, occasionally rubbing some of the clumped oatmeal onto irritated areas of your skin.

Cold temperatures can reduce inflammation. The cold also numbs the skin, which can give you immediate — if only short term relief. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a cold pack or a bag filled with crushed ice to relieve itching caused by a mosquito bite. Don’t leave it on too long as it can damage the skin, or put a barrier between your skin and the ice, such as a washcloth.

Cold temperatures can reduce inflammation. The cold also numbs the skin, which can give you immediate — if only short term relief. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a cold pack or a bag filled with crushed ice to relieve itching caused by a mosquito bite. Don’t leave it on too long as it can damage the skin, or put a barrier between your skin and the ice, such as a washcloth.

A common household plant, aloe vera has many uses beyond shelf decoration. There is strong evidence that aloe has potential use as a treatment for psoriasis, herpes, constipation, and more.

The gel has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and can help to heal minor wounds or calm infections, and may be a good bet for healing a bug bite. To try this, cut open a plant. Apply the plant’s gel to the area that is irritated.