Mosquito bites are running rampant in our family. Legs, arms, and any other exposed body part- mosquitoes don’t discriminate. My ankles are under attack.
Did you know that only female mosquitoes bite? They need our human blood in order to lay their eggs.
Thankfully there are a few techniques out there that really work to take the itch out of those pesky mosquito bites.
5 Ways to Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching
Mix baking soda and warm water.
- Mix together until a paste forms.
- Once you have a good consistency apply the paste directly to the bug bite.
- Leave the paste on for a few minutes and then wash off with warm water.
- Baking soda paste can be messy so try to remain still while the paste is on your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply apple cider vinegar to the mosquito bite.
- Soak a cotton ball or the tip of a Q-Tip in apple cider vinegar.
- Once saturated place directly on the mosquito bite.
- Hold in place for a few minutes to relieve itching.
Use a cold, used tea bag for mosquito bites.
- Use a tea bag for regular use.
- Cool it off. I like to place it in the refrigerator so it’s cold when applied to the mosquito bite.
- Apply to the affected area and hold for a few minutes.
Lavender Oil kicks those itchy mosquito bites.
- Dab a small amount of lavender oil directly onto a mosquito bite for instant relief from itching.
- Lavender oil is soothing and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Rub a small amount of non-gel toothpaste onto a mosquito bite.
- Don’t rub it in completely. Be sure to leave a visible amount on top of the bite.
- If you can stand to leave it on overnight give it a try.
- Rinse off in the morning with water and soap. The toothpaste will dry the bite out.
What’s your favorite way to treat a mosquito bite?
Please note: if the bite doesn’t seem to be going away or continues to get larger please visit your doctor.