Insect Bite marks and how to get rid of them
Greetings dear Friends I do hope you are well. I do apologise for not writing for the last two weeks my older sister passed on and as you know one must always take time to regroup and recover.
Tis the season for mosquitoes and I must confess that I cant stand them for many reasons, Malaria and because they leave my skin all bumpy and sore.
I can’t stand insecticides so I sleep under a mosquito net which you should as well.
I know that in this heat you’re probably not going to listen to my advice but at least I told you.
Now in the likelihood that you do get bitten by the little critters and other insects there are some ways that you can treat the evidence before you scratch yourself sore.
Every Day Health says: “While bees and wasps inject venom when they sting, mosquitoes simply bite to feed on your blood.
The bumps and itchiness that follow come from an anticoagulant that the mosquito injects to prevent your blood from clotting, which triggers a mild allergic reaction that includes the typical round bumps.”
If you have green tea in your kitchen, wet it and then refrigerate it then when its cold put it on the bite.
The tea helps with inflammation whilst the cold works on the itch which is probably why you may be advised to put ice or take a really cold bath.
Honey has a whole lot of antibacterial properties so slather it on to prevent infection.
Speaking of anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, did you know that in the old days vodka was used as a substitute medication to apply on skin infections?
Good old aloe Vera is always a go to for inflammation relief and for that extra kick you can put it in the fridge.
Tea Tree oil which you can find in most supermarkets or you can use the gel and apply on the affected area.
Infact ensure you always have tea tree products in your house especially if there are children there.
Basil Leaf is a herb that we really don’t pay much attention too but try rubbing it on an itch and you will fall in love with it.
“Aspirin contains acetyl salicylic acid, which is anti-inflammatory. It doesn’t hurt to try it .” says Everyday health.
Just make a paste with water and dab on itchy inflammation.
Boil water and throw some peppermint in there then chill it after which you take a clean cloth and dip it in the mixture after which you put cloth on affected area.
Alternatively if you have peppermint or menthol flavoured Listerine you can use that.
Healthline.com advises you to make an oatmeal paste by mixing equal parts of water and oats then spooning on a cloth and holding paste down on skin for ten minutes.
If you have many bites, try an oatmeal bath instead. Sprinkle one cup of oatmeal or ground oats into a bathtub full of warm water. Soak in the oatmeal bath for twenty minutes, occasionally rubbing some of the clumped oatmeal onto irritated areas of your skin.
You can also make a paste with baking soda just a tablespoon though.
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