May 20, 2014 12:00 AM | by Dalia Hosny
Five Ways to Heal Mosquito Bites
Surely at some point in our lives, we've all had this really annoying and unbearable mosquito bite. By then, we must have figured out that a mosquito bite doesn't heal by constant itching or picking. Since summer means being outside with a high possibility of getting attacked by those little insects, here are five ways to heal mosquito bites and its irritating redness.
1. Wash the mosquito bite instantly with soap and water. Why? When a mosquito sets its target, which is probably you, it can leave its toxic saliva on your skin. Ew, right? Soap and water will wash it away and will prevent further infections.
2. Squirting a few drops of lemon on a mosquito bite is an instant itch reliever. The citric acid present in lemon has a great ability to relinquish the pain.
3. Aloe vera can relieve itching and cool down the bite. Apply aloe vera oil on a cotton ball and pat it directly on the mosquito bite.
4. Icing the area of a mosquito bite will control pain, redness and swelling. Cover ice cubes with a very soft wash cloth and put it directly on the infected area to soothe it.
5. Inner banana peel can control your desire to itch a mosquito bite. Weird isn't it? If you get bitten by a mosquito, rub a banana peel on the mosquito bite to neutralise the itching and redness.