In the summer and late spring in central Russia, mosquito attacks are inevitable. In this article we will tell you about how to anoint the place of a mosquito bite so that it doesn’t itch and inflame.
Why does the bite itch?
The saliva of the blood-sucking parasite contains a special protein. First in man does not feel the bite of his life. In secondary contact with the nasal organism becomes sensitive to amino acid. An allergic reaction occurs at the site of skin puncture, which manifests itself as itching, burning. I intuitively want to scratch the skin to relieve symptoms, but the dermis is even more irritated by the reaction of redness or blistering.
Means to deal with the effects of bites
A single bite allergy usually disappears quickly. But what if you are bitten? We turn to traditional medicine. These simple means will save you from itching and inflammation.
Prefer mint. Suitable cleaning products with menthol and eucalyptus extract. They have a calming effect. After drying, the paste must be washed off with warm water.
Lavender, aloe and tea tree oils relieve minor irritations. If you are not allergic to ether, put a drop of oil on the damaged area of the skin and rub the elixir carefully.
An ice cube will remove the face and promote resorption of the blister. Just rub the ice on the injury site.
Moisten a cotton swab in the essence and apply to the itchy skin for a few minutes.
Dissolve tablespoon of baking soda in 200 ml of water. Moisten a cotton pad in the solution and apply it to an itchy place. After 5 minutes, rinse off the remaining soda with warm water.
Medical alcohol or vodka perfectly relieve irritation. Simply attach a cotton swab dipped in liquid to the itchy area of the dermis.
Aloe vera is a plant antispeptic with a slight antihistamine effect. Break the leaf of the plant in half and apply a part of it to the wheal, which is formed on the bitten place. Aloe relieve from bloating, itching and redness.
In the absence of allergy to honey, apply a small amount of sweet mass to the skin. Honey will not only relieve irritation, but also prevent the development of an inflammatory reaction.
Oatmeal pour boiling water in such proportions to make gruel. Put the drug on the gauze, folded in half, and apply to the itchy area.
Plants such as parsley, dill, basil and mint have anti-inflammatory effects. Chalk chop the leaves from your bed, squeeze out the resulting juice and anoint their skin.
The grass helps not only with bruises. Tear off a few sheets of plantain with a handle, pull the fibers out of the leg, roll them into a loofah and put them on the bite.
Sour milk products
Kefir, yogurt, sour cream and ryazhenka perfectly relieve inflammation. That is why they are used in sunburn. They also help with mosquito bites. Simply lubricate the damaged dermis.
itching and irritation after insect bites can be removed with the help of folk remedies or Fenistil gel
In pharmacies and hardware stores, there are a number of effective antihistamines that do well with the effects of attacks from the blood-sucking parasite.
Tincture of calendula
Calendula alcohol solution is an indispensable anti-mosquito bite remedy. Tincture not only disinfects the skin, but also eliminates the inflammatory response.
Lotions from a solution of boric acid have long been proven to be a high-quality anti-inflammatory agent. If mosquitoes are bitten, 1 tsp. Dilute drugs in 100 ml of water, soak a bandage in solution and apply to inflamed places.
Everyone in the first-aid kit has remedies for heart pain. Corvalol and valocardine also help to cope with irritation and itching of the dermis. Spread the pill into a powder, mix with a couple of drops of water and apply on the damaged area.
Help with multiple inflammations. If during the collection of berries or mushrooms you were attacked by mosquitoes, Claritin, Suprastin, Tavegil tablets will help. Use the application scheme described in the previous paragraph.
Pound an aspirin pill into powder and mix with a small amount of tooth powder. Add a couple of drops of water. Rub the bite site. Do not use if you are allergic to the drug.
Specialty Gels and Ointments
Modern medicine offers many tools that quickly and effectively relieve an allergic reaction. Suitable:
Relief comes almost instantly.
Pharmacies sell hormonal ointments (Zinovit, Fluorocort, Elokom, Prednisolone ointment). Be careful when applying them. There are a number of contraindications, carefully read the instructions. Do not use on children!
What to do if a child is bitten?
How to anoint a mosquito bite in a child, so as not to itch? Children's skin is very delicate, it is more responsive to the stimulus than the adult dermis. Do not use powerful drugs, especially if you are not sure that they will not cause an additional allergic reaction. Pediatricians recommend the use of:
fermented milk products (sour cream, kefir);
mint toothpaste or powder;
children's balm "Savior".
The simple anti-mosquito "ambulance" described in our article will save you and your child from inflammation and itching. Each of these tools can be found in your refrigerator or home medicine chest. And if you are bitten in nature, use plants and herbs that have a calming effect.