Mosquito bites: How to stop a mosquito bite from itching?
I love summer holidays and enjoy summer days with family and friends on the beach. I also love outdoor cooking and feel proud when every body likes my BBQ and ask me for the recipes:) One thing I don't like in summer , no, in fact two things. First is feeling sweat and sticky and the other is mosquito bites. I know some old home remedies and tried to search for more as I'm allergic and my son is allergic too and mosquito bites leave scars on our skin because we scratch it.
What causes itching?
Mosquitoes are clever. When they bite to suck blood, they don't like blood to clot they're having their meals, so they secrete a substance that prevents blood fro clotting and helps blood to keep flowing. This substance causes itching especially to allergic persons. Mosquito bites leave uncomfortable feeling. Excessive scratching leads to swelling and causes breakage in the skin which could lead to infections and result in unsightly scars. If bites are left unscratched, they will shrink leaving no scars behind.
How to relief itching due to mosquito bites?
1- Baking soda: Mix some baking soda powder with some water. Mix to get a paste thick enough to cover the bites.
2- Toothpaste: Cover the bite with a good layer of toothpaste and leave it to dry.
3- Nail polish or nail varnish: Clean the bite and dry it very well then put clear nail polish to seal it from being exposed to air.
4- Aloe Vera juice: Break off a single leaf from an aloe plant, then split it and rub the aloe juice directly onto the bite.
5- Egg white: break an egg and use a cotton to spread egg white on the bites.
I hope that this article was useful to people living in areas where mosquitoes like to live.
Do you know that female mosquito only bites but innocent male mosquitoes feed on nectar and plant juice?