Treating Mosquito Bites

Every summer the mosquitoes come out of whatever hole they were hiding in and are ready to begin the work that they were forced to stop when the cold weather began to come around. Because of them many of us find it hard to swim in our favorite pool or lakes or even step outside our doors in the morning.

But with the right mosquito repellent we can reduce the risk of getting numerous bites all over our bodies. Unfortunately there is always a chance that one of the many mosquitoes flying around will hit its mark and sting us. Instead of scratching away at the irritated bite and letting it fade away on its own why not learn how to treat it?

There are many different ways of treating a mosquito bite and each one will come in handy when you least expect it. While we may be able to handle the many bites our children will grow irritated by them and may not be able to resist scratching them like we can.

  • You can apply a cool compress to the bite. To make one just wrap an ice pack or ice cubes in a towel and press it to the bite. You can also take a washcloth and soak it in cold water to make a compress.
  • Some of us will have a more painful reaction to the bite then others. When this happens you can seek advice from your pharmacist. They will be able to find an antihistamine that will work for you or your child.
  • In order to reduce the itching you can make a simple paste. Combine baking soda and water and spread the paste over the bite.
  • Calamine lotion is another great product that will help to reduce the itching. This is very affordable and will usually last longer. It can be used on adults and children.
  • If your skin is inflamed you may want to take Motrin, Advil or other anti-inflammatory medicines. They help to reduce the swelling, redness, and itching symptoms.