How to Make Mosquito Bites Go Away Faster

Through the mosquito bite, some foreign substances found in the insect saliva are released into the human body. As a result of this, the body start producing protective elements against those substances, causing an irritation process with skin itchiness, swelling and redness.

How to Make Mosquito Bites Go Away Faster

1. Wash Your Bite

In order to remove any superficial dirt or strange substance from the skin, you must wash the area with water and soap. After doing this, apply some alcohol on the bite to sterilize the area.

2. Apply Calamine Lotion or Hydrocortisone Cream

Calamine is an anti-itch lotion frequently prescribed by physicians and used by campers to treat the itchiness of skin bumps or lesions. Hydrocortisone cream also has anti-itch property because of the small amounts of steroids it contains.

3. Rub Witch Hazel or Underarm Deodorant

 

How to make mosquito bites go away faster? Maybe you can try witch hazel. Witch hazel is a plant used by its anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties, and it is a suitable option to treat mosquito bites.

Underarm deodorant has certain ingredients that can also help you treat a mosquito bite when applied directly on the affected area.

4. Take an Epsom Salt Bath

 

Epsom salts are widely known for their relaxing properties due to the minerals present in it. Some of these minerals can also help relieve the symptoms of a mosquito bite. You can take an Epsom salt bath as directed on the package, and make sure to soak the affected area for a minimum of 40 minutes.

Another way to use this method is mixing Epsom salts with some water to form a paste, and then apply the paste on the affected area. You can then cover it with a very hot, but not too hot to burn, washcloth for 15 minutes.

5. Reduce Swelling

This reaction is caused by your immune system trying to fight the mosquito saliva which is recognized as a foreign agent to your body.

  • Taking antihistamines like loratadine will greatly help reduce not only the swelling but also the itchiness and redness.
  • You can also try with natural remedies. Some options include stinging nettle, a few steam heated basil leaves or a coltsfoot paste. All these plants are known by their antihistamine properties.

6. Try Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can be used to relieve itchiness and inflammation caused by a mosquito bite. How to make mosquito bites go away faster with lemon juice?

  • Simply cut a lemon in four pieces and rub one of those pieces on your skin as much as necessary in order to find relief.
  • You can also mix lemon juice with basil leaves and apply it directly on the affected area.

7. Apply Onion or Garlic

Mince onion or garlic, and put it directly on the bite to help reduce the symptoms. Leave it for at least 5 minutes and rinse. The smell of either of them will also repel nearby mosquitoes.

8. Use Baking Soda

Due to the alkaline nature of baking soda, it can help reduce the pain and swelling of the bite.

  • Mix one teaspoon of baking soda and a cup of water.
  • Then use a washcloth to apply the solution directly on the bite for about 15 minutes.
  • You can also try making a paste with baking soda and witch hazel, and leave it on the bite for about 15 minutes.

9. Try Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a plant widely used for the treatment of various skin conditions because of its antiseptic property. It is also associated with an increased healing speed of wounds.

  • For its use, you need to scoop out the gooey substance inside it the leaf, and then put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. You can also buy the already processed aloe vera gel from the store.
  • When the gel is chill and ready to use, put it on the mosquito bite.
  • Repeat this as many times as you consider necessary.

10. Apply Rubbing Alcohol

 

Alcohol can help decrease the inflammation and itch caused by mosquito bite.

Grab a bottle of common rubbing alcohol, and pour a small amount of it on a cotton ball. Apply it directly on the mosquito bite. 

11. Use Tea Tree Oil

Because of its antiseptic property, tea tree oil can help reduce the itchiness and swelling of the mosquito bite.

Pour some of the oil on a cotton ball and apply it on the affected area. If you have very sensitive skin, do not use this oil as it can cause irritation in some skins.

12. Apply Toothpaste

 

Try not to use gel-based toothpaste. Prefer those that have menthol, peppermint or baking soda as part of its ingredients. Apply it directly on the bite.

13. Rub Aspirin

How to make mosquito bites go away faster? Due to its pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties, aspirin can be used to deal with this condition. You can crush the aspirin until it becomes pulverized and then make a paste by mixing it with a little amount of water. When the paste is done, apply it on the mosquito bite.

Note: If after trying several of these home remedies, your mosquito bite does not get better or it gets worse, make an appointment with a doctor to make sure it is not infected or you are suffering from a more serious reaction.

 
 
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