Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites
Few things are more annoying than a mosquito bite, and with summer weather always right around the corner I can already feel myself scratching away. I don’t know about you, but mosquitoes love to suck away at my skin and I am always looking for the best all-natural ways to stop the itch.
If you are like me, keep reading to get a number of different ways to stop a mosquito bite.
Honey Stops Mosquito Bites from Itching
One natural way to stop a mosquito bite from itching is with honey. The antibacterial properties of honey will sooth the skin and stop any sort of infection from setting in. There may a downside though. Mosquitoes might be attracted to the honey.
Scotch Tape to Stop an Itchy Mosquito Bite
Placing scotch tape over a mosquito bite helps in two different ways. For one, it will keep you from scratching the bite which prevents you from introducing an infection to the bite. Scotch tape also seals off the mosquito bite, essentially drowning it of air and stopping it from itching, the same way duct tape suffocates a wart.
Meat Tenderizer Breaks Down Mosquito Saliva
The mosquito “bite” is not what makes you itch. It is the mosquito’s saliva that causes the itching. One of the most effective ways to break down the proteins in the mosquito’s saliva is with meat tenderizer. Just dab a little on the bite and it should stop itching within minutes because the meat tenderizer contains papain, a nutrient that breaks down the saliva proteins.
Rub Basil on Mosquito Bites
One very effective way to stop the itching of a mosquito bite is with basil. Studies have shown basil to be a natural mosquito repellent and it also has anti-inflammatory properties which stop the swelling.
Simply rub some basil on the bite and wait a few minutes for the itching to stop.