How to get Rid of Inevitable Mosquito Bites
I am always wondering why my baby (now on her 11th months) always gets those infuriating mosquito bites when I don’t and we sleep together on the same room and the same bed. Though sometimes I have few but she always exceeds my numbers. So how come she is much more of a delight for mosquitoes? Just to answer this anonymity and satisfy my curiosity, I mined every fact I could have from the web and on some general medical books I have. I found out that carbon dioxide, lactic acid, and body sweat are their favorites. So that’s one of it! My baby consumes milk a lot which is known to have lactic acid. As compared to my milk intake, obviously she exceeds my numbers again so that’s a straight to the point comparison. I have also theorized that maybe it’s also because their sensing skills are not yet on hype so whenever mosquitoes feast on their skin, they just don’t bother. But we cannot stop breathing, drinking milk nor stop sweating. Outdoor activities are also tempting that refusal is very hard to imagine. Though the famous saying holds true: prevention is still better than cure, let’s face it, it’s still inevitable to get mosquito bites. It’s something we have in common with billionaires (I bet they also get a taste of this within their lifetime). And the worst thing is it’s explicitly leaving an ugly pimple like spot. So how do we get rid of mosquito bites and clear the spots they leave?
Have you tried being bitten on your foot palm or in areas with relatively thick skin that wakes you up in the middle of the night? Irksome it is! And worst is that you cannot deal with the itch because the skin on that area is thick enough to be penetrated! To avoid further scratching, getting rid of the inflammation and itching will be innately my utmost concern when I am or my baby is bitten by a mosquito. There are natural ways to get rid of the inflammation and redness and just like in any other skin inflammations, tea tree oil and a green tea bag would be great options. I have these two basic skin relief unguents in my home and definitely worth the storing. I also come across with baking soda added with water that has anti-inflammatory relief. Its basic component, sodium bicarbonate works the wonder by neutralizing the skin by acting as a buffer. Other lotions available that have soothing effects are calamine and aloe-Vera. I haven’t tried this one yet I but already bought one for my possible next bite. Honey and lemon works in an almost same manner but has an added factor of being antibacterial as well. I also read about using Banana peel inside to heal mosquito bites. This can also be tried with no bad effects to be worried about.
Next step is on how to get rid of the mosquito bite mark. Natural healing may take some days and sometimes waiting for it would be too excruciating. I remembered feeling so frustrated when my daughter has another bite again because I know it will take her weeks to totally get rid of it naturally. The first rule is: DO NOT SCRATCH it more. Apply some “booboo balms” like petroleum jelly or ointments with calendula, avocado seed, rosehip and carrot seed oil. It works fast and is relatively cheaper. I don’t recommend using penetrating add-ons like ID toner. Maybe active lightening lotions are better selections and will enhance the color of the affected skin faster. So this are the basic things to do to get rid of mosquito bites fast.
But as an epic and deterrence move, in the first place do not promote nativity of mosquitoes. They love stagnant waters and eliminating it effectively works. I also read one article that says grow bats at your backyard for a mosquito free environment. Well, I prefer to have mosquitoes instead and deal with them with them in many ways. That way I’ll not be bothered upon their presence outside my home. But in inevitable cases of mosquito bites, the advices above are proven to be effective. Very basic and most of it can be asked in over the counter drugstores.