Bug bites are the annoying situation that we usually face in summer. The rashes, red spot and itching cause irritation. If you want to get rid of the bites by the bugs, you can apply the following home remedies to get relief.
Thyme herb has an excellent flavour. When we add in the meal, it doubles the taste of our food. Moreover, along with its edible property, it contains such constituent that helps in providing relief against the bug bites. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties that prevent from inflammation and infection due to these germs.
Application of thyme sprigs on the infected area
It is very simple to get relief from the mosquito bites. You have to finely ground the thyme leaves and directly apply to the infected area. Let it stay for 10 minutes. You will see no red marks after its application.
Apply thyme infusion on skin
Another way is to use thyme is by making an infusion. Add a few thyme sprigs in hot water and let it cool. Now take the washed cloth, dip in infusion and place on the bite area. Keep it for two minutes to get rid of redness and itching.
Oatmeal is the favourite breakfast of many people but has you ever though it has certain properties that provide relief against mosquito bites? If no, then try it. The anti-irritation properties provide an excellent home remedy.
How to use?
Take a few oatmeal’s and mix in a small amount of water to make a smooth paste. Now take the muslin or soft cloth place the paste over it and apply on skin for 10 minutes, after that wipeout or rinse with normal tap water.
If you have spots on different body parts, then taking an oatmeal bath can be effective. Soak yourself for 20 minutes in an oatmeal bath. Rub some of the oats on the spotted areas. It will help you feel relax, and you will have no irritation after taking a bath.
To make an oatmeal bath, take a cup of oatmeal and dip in a tub full of warm water that is bearable for the body.
Apple cider vinegar
Vinegar is a natural antiseptic and is useful for the treatment of many diseases and anti-inflammatory symptoms. People are using for treating mosquito bites for many years. You can get quick relief by dropping an apple cedar vinegar on the spot.
How to use?
To use the apple cider vinegar and use it effectively soak a washcloth in a mixture of vinegar and cold water. Apply it on the spot
Another way to get relief is to pour two cups of vinegar in the warm water. Then soak yourself in that solution for about 20 minutes.
Point to ponder:
Too much hot water create irritation, so keep the water just warm that is bearable and not worsen your spots.
Witch hazel is one of the oldest remedies to get relief from the mosquito bites. The herb produces the tannins that act as astringent and provide relief. Moreover, you can use it for minor cuts as well as inflammation due to skin injuries.
How to apply?
Soak the cotton ball in witch hazel and slightly tap on the infected part. You can brush the witch hazel on the infected area. Let it dry and repeat two times to get complete relief.
If you don’t have any of the material described above no worries, take an ice cube and start rubbing on the inflamed areas. Although it may not reduce the spot or provide complete relief, but for the time being, it will be soothing for you.
How to apply?
You can use the cold or ice pack to reduce the itching. Apply it for five minutes and avoid direct application of it on the skin as it may worsen the spot.
If you don’t have an ice pack, don’t worry. Keep an ice cube in a washcloth and place on the infected area.
Another effective way of getting rid of bugs bite is baking soda; it has several uses, can serve as a remedy for bugs bites.
How to use?
Make a paste of baking powder with water, for better result mix oatmeal in the paste. Apply it on the surface where you got the bite. Let it dry or set it for 10 minutes.
Point to ponder
Some people get irritation with sodium bicarbonate. If you feel itching rater getting relief immediately remove and wash with tap water.
Honey is the natural sweet ingredient that has many health benefits. It is a real source for relieving bumps, bites sore throats and bruises.
The inflammation can be minimized by a slight reduction in an itchy portion. It will reduce the desire to itch because scratching honey-covered skin will result in a sticky mess.
How to use?
Simply apply a drop of honey on the sore portion. You can spread slightly to make a thin layer. After a few minutes when it gets dry wash it with normal tap water.
Moreover, if your house or place have mosquito colonies call to the pest control team to have a spray to prevent yourself from getting mosquito induced diseases like malaria or dengue. Keep yourself safe and apply use spray to keep your place safe from mosquitoes and other bugs.