Mosquito bites: How to stop a mosquito bite from itching?

kafsoa By kafsoa, 30th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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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?

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Mosquito, Mosquito Bites, Mosquitoes, Nail Polish, Nail Varnish, Relief, Relieving Itch, Stop Itching

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author avatar kafsoa
Hello everybody;
I'm a mother for 4 lovely cute kids and a very happy wife. Chemistry is my major, but I give a chance to myself on different fields of knowledge. I like to share what I know.

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author avatar MAnature
31st May 2011 (#)

Great advice thank you :)

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author avatar Retired
31st May 2011 (#)

i use organic apple cider vinegar on the really nasty black fly bites that itch like crazy. this does not work as well on mosquito bites. FYI :D

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
31st May 2011 (#)

My wife is immune to them, they bite her but she never gets bumps or gets itchy.

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author avatar nutNbolt
31st May 2011 (#)

Nice article kafsoa:)

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Manature, Thanks for stopping by :)

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

I don't know that flies bite too! May be this is the reason I get bitten in the garden in the morning. Thanks Robert for information I'll try apple vinegar:)

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Your wife is lucky Mark :) Me and my son are the most allergic at home and I think that no body else is bitten at home but us. Mosquitoes are picky:)

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Hi nutNbolt, I don't know if you're suffering from mosquitoes in your place! Thanks for the comment @ :)

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author avatar Hugo La Rosa
31st May 2011 (#)

Excellent article, Kafsoa. I also have a problem with mosquitoes, they are really annoying. Your sharing comes in handy, I know what to do next time. Thank you.

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author avatar Retired
31st May 2011 (#)

it depends where you live.. black flies are tiny little flies, not really like house flies. they munch!

if you are talking about the little itchy bite around your ankles.. just a little mixture of diluted citronella oil and cedarwood oil will repel those little bugs so you don't get bit. it does not take much to repel the little ankle biters.. but i do not remember at the moment what they are called.

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author avatar Songbird B
31st May 2011 (#)

Really great share, Kafsoa, thank you so much for this advice...

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Esteban; thanks for passing by. There are lots of gardens around here and I think this is a good reason for having mosquitoes, you might have the same too! Plants are amazing although they bring unwelcomed insects.

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Thanks Robert for coming back, and yes it always itches around my ankles and I've never seen the biters as if they're invisible:) I'll try citronella oil and cedarwood oil. Thank you very much for caring Robert :)

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Songbird; I know my articles are tough and not as romantic as yours. I love reading poetry though I can't write it :)

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author avatar Retired
31st May 2011 (#)

no-see-ums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-see-ums

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author avatar kafsoa
31st May 2011 (#)

Thanks Robert:)

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author avatar rapuncille
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Thanks for the info. Now I have other alternative to Petroleum Jelly. :)

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author avatar kafsoa
1st Jun 2011 (#)

It works even better rapuncille:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Simple good ideas to apply before it itches.

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author avatar kafsoa
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Yes, summer needs some precautions:)

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