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10 Soothing Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites may seem harmless at a first look, but in some cases, they can be quite dangerous. The medicine has come up with a series of treatments that can decrease the discomfort created but which also have side effects. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies which help you combat the mosquito bites and their effects.

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  1. Aloe Vera

We all know that Aloe Vera can help you with many skin problems. Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera manages to relieve the swelling and the itching sensation created by mosquito bites.

Place 1 tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel in the fridge for 20 minutes, then apply it on the affected area. You will soon feel a comforting sensation.

  1. Banana

Banana peel manages to release the itching caused by the bite and the sugar content eliminates the fluids found in the bite.

All you need is a banana peel that you need to press on the affected area for about 15 minutes.

  1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has powerful antiseptic properties, treating with success the mosquito bites.

Soak a cotton ball in 1 tbsp. of tea tree oil, then apply it on the skin. Let it rest for several minutes then remove it.

  1. Hot water compress

This is a very simple, but effective remedy. As the mosquito inserts a foreign organism below your skin, the hot compress will remove that organism out of your skin.

Immerse a clean cloth in a bowl filled with hot water, then apply it on the affected area. Put some pressure on the cloth. You will see how effective it is!

  1. Essential oils

Essential oils are a powerful antioxidant that manages to relieve the itching and reduce the inflammation of the skin.

The procedure is very simple. Choose an essential oil and combine 1 tbsp. with ½ cup of water, mixing well. Apply the resulting mixture on your skin and you will notice that the discomfort will vanish right away.

  1. Peppermint leaves

Peppermint has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, managing to reduce the swelling and calm the itching.

Grind ½ cup of peppermint leaves, then apply the resulting paste on the mosquito bite. Let it rest for 10 minutes, then wash your skin with water.

  1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a rich source of antioxidants, having anti-inflammatory properties. This makes oatmeal to be one of the best remedies against mosquito bites.

Prepare a paste by combining 1 cup of oatmeal with 1 cup of water. Move the resulting composition in a clean cloth, then place it on the affected area, letting it action for 15 minutes. Rinse the skin with cold water.

Alternatively, you can prepare an oatmeal bath. All you need to do is pour 1 cup of oatmeal in the bathtub and enjoy your bath.

  1. Ice

What could be simpler than ice to treat the mosquito bite itching? The inflammation and the discomfort will be reduced as we speak.

Just put several ice cubes in a cloth and place it on the affected area. Let it action for 15 minutes and you will feel the effect immediately.

  1. Onion

Onion is rich in antioxidants and has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that reduce the itching and the inflammation of the skin.

Cut one onion in 2 and press one part on the affected area for 5 minutes. Rinse the remedy with water and make sure you repeat the procedure with regularity.

  1. Basil leaves

The rich content of thymol and camphor make basil an agent that releases the itching provoked by the mosquito bites.

Grind 1 cup of basil leaves so that you obtain a paste. Cover the affected area with the resulting paste, then let it action for several minutes before removing it.

Additional tips

  • Toothpaste can also reduce the itching sensation so start using it.
  • Never scratch the mosquito bite as it will only make it worse.
  • Prevent a possible infection by washing your skin with water and soap.
  • Use a dryer to reduce the itching, the heat will bring you a comforting sensation.
  • Apply a used tea bag on the affected skin. The inflammation will reduce and the itching vanish.


  • Always use a mosquito repellent for the parts of your skin that are not covered by clothes.
  • If your house is found in an area with lots of mosquitos, make sure you keep your doors and windows closed.

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