We all want to know the tips and tricks to help stop mosquito bites and relieve mosquito bite itch now that it is summer. School is out and the fun is just beginning! Going to a baseball game, hiking, the zoo, swimming, and the park are some of the best things to do this summer! However, there is always something that is always going to interfere with you having a great time outdoors. Mosquitoes. I myself am a huge victim. I have heard many tips and tricks to help me stop itching and many of them appear to work very well.
Prevent Mosquito Bites
OFF! offers lotion and sprays to prevent all types of mosquito bites. Once applied, you don’t have to worry about being bitten by any mosquitoes.
You may also try citronella candles and tiki torches which can be bought at local store and used to make your backyard more of a safe zone.
You prefer to try eco-friendly bug repellents such as this DIY bug balm.
Another tip is to avoid getting too hot! Mosquitoes are attracted to warm bodies. The key is to stay cool! So wear loose clothing and stay away from wearing dark colors.
Now that we know how to prevent the bites, here are tricks to help you if you are a victim of mosquito bites.
Tips To Help Relieve Mosquito Bites Itching
Benadryl’s anti-itch spray. I bought some today after being bitten by mosquitoes last night. The spray helps stop the mosquito bite once applied and you soon forget about it. Like all topical medicines, sometimes you will have to reapply to relieve the bite.
Calamine lotion. We all know the pink lotion our mother’s put on our bug bites that itched too much for us when we were younger. Mom was doing the right thing in helping you out with that. Calamine helps relive the discomfort of the bite.
Holding a spoon under hot water helps instantly relieve the pain of the bug bite. The heat of the hot spoon placed directly on the affected area may be discomforting to you on your skin, but works effectively.
Here is an older method that my mom taught me. If you have a bite that is driving you crazy, first take a little bit of your own saliva and place it on your finger. This way you can easily place it on the affected area. Once you have put the saliva on the bite, make a cross on the bite with your fingernail. Saliva has an antibacterial agent that helps reduce the pain in the bite.
Rubbing alcohol helps dry out the bite and helps reduce the swelling of it.
You may also like to try this DIY itch be gone roller recipe.
I hope these tips and tricks help you fight off the summer mosquitoes and relieve any mosquito bite itch. Do you have any other tricks that you use to help stop the itching from mosquito bites? If you do, share with me what you do to stop the itching.