1. Clean Skin With Rubbing Alcohol
If you react quickly after receiving a mosquito bite by wiping the area with rubbing alcohol. Alcohol gives a cooling effect as it evaporated reducing the itching sensation. Be careful to no use to much alcohol as it can irritate the skin more.
2. Rub Honey Over The Mosquito Bites
Honey is a magic remedy! Its been shown to have antibacterial & antiseptic properties. Applying raw honey to mosquito, midge and other insect bites has been shown to minimise swelling and help stop infection. Be careful not to apply it outside as the sugar may attract more hungry mosquitoes.
3. Relax In An Oatmeal Bath
Yes thats right, simple oatmeal has many beneficial properties and some of them help soothe mosquito bites and allergic reactions, dry skin and chicken pox. Just pour a box into the bath or make a paste by mixing with water (maybe add a little honey) and spread over your itchy bites for 10-15 minuets for the full beneficially affect.
4. Green & Black Tea
Green & black tea has been shown to have anti inflammation properties. Simply soak a tea bag in water a place it in the fridge to cool down before placing it over the effective area to feel the benefits and relive your itching.
5. Basil Leaves
Basil contains its own chemical compounds that sooth itchy skin. Simply apply basil oil or lotion to irritated skin. You can easily make a home made batch. Simply bring about 2 cups of water to the boil, add 1/2 ounces of basil leaves and simmer for 10 minutes. Soak a cloth in the mixture and apply to the affected area. For fast treatment you can just rip up a handful of basil leave and rub on the skin.
A fast a efficient way to reduce skin inflammation and itching is to take over the counter antihistamines. This will minimise your immune systems adverse reaction and reduce the levels of histamine in the blood.
7. Apply ointments containing lidocaine or benzocaine
Benzocaine and Lidocaine have numbing properties and can be found in many creams. They will provide temporary relief from irritation. Menthol & peppermint are also beneficial.
8. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera products have been proven to have anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Plus the cooling sensation of the gel soothes the itchiness.
9. Corticosteroid Cream
Medical professionals recommend corticosteroid creams to soothe itching. Corticosteroid also helps with inflammation and swelling, but do not apply to the face or open wounds.
10. Dilute Minced Garlic & Coconut Oil
Dilute ground garlic with coconut oil and spread on your bites to sooth irritation and inflammation. Garlic also has anti-viral and healing effects.