Mosquito Bite Remedies, Treatment and Prevention
Before we go into the main course, let’s talk about some facts. Mosquitoes have become a major issue these days. Don’t you think so? We can’t stop their existence because it’s part of Nature and we have our duty to protect our children from the mosquito bites. We, Adults, are pretty much aware of what to do when a mosquito bites but Babies and pets, they just don’t know.
They are becoming easy preys and mosquitoes just cling onto their blood. What is the outcome? Allergy, Infections, Rashes and what more? Even Diseases like Malaria and Dengue will be in our radar. As our ancestors said, Prevention is Better than cure. Despite taking so many precautions, there are cases where we can’t handle so we can then go out with these easy homemade mosquito bite remedies.
At the moment, there’s a need for mosquito bite remedies and we have brought you some effective remedies, treatment measures and also prevention techniques which aren’t so costly, so you can just do it at your home itself. Why did we name these remedies as the best remedies, they do have a reason, these 10 methods are highly used by people all over the globe to protect their babies from the mosquito bites.
Make sure you go through the treatments and procedures. Aware yourself on how to prevent mosquito bites and keen your children safe. Check out the Video below to see How Lethal a Mosquito bite could be.
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10 Best Mosquito Bite Remedies For Babies
Let’s kick off with the 10 best strategies. Here’s the first remedy for the mosquito bite.
1. Salt: Sodium Chloride
Yeah, you heard it right. Salt is the best and I don’t think it is very costly. Salt is also a natural cure for mosquito bites not only for your babies for also for your dogs too. This can be a quick mosquito bite remedy for dogs. So how to use salt as a remedy for mosquito bites. So here’s the procedure.
Take some salt and add some water. Make it like a thick paste. If you get a doubt of what kind of salt to use. Just forget about this question, even if it is iodized salt or some kind of salt, just use it. Now apply this thick salt paste to the mosquito bite zone. Your baby will be relieved after some time. And the best part of this remedy is that it can be used not only for babies but also to everyone.
This one is pretty easy. Garlic is cheap and you can just buy it at any store closest to your home. Just take a piece of Garlic and rub it to the affected area. It will tickle for a moment and the itch disappears after some time. Even this remedy has the best thing, the smell of garlic will also repel many mosquitoes from your babies. You can also apply the paste too.
3. Aloe Vera
This one acts as a Natural remedy for mosquito bites. Just take an Aloe Vera stem and apply the gel directly to the portion. The gel cools down the affected area and will stop the itching right away. Aloe Vera can also be treated as a remedy for swelling. It will stop the swelling too. Isn’t that great, Babies will also love this remedy too.
Toothpaste too solves the issue of itching and reduce the pain. Some toothpaste even has salt in it and some come with mint too. Try applying some amount of paste to the mosquito bitten area and it will ease the itching.
If you are thinking of applying a wet soap, the you have got it wrong. Here we use a dry bar of soap and rub it to the affected are for some time. This will also ease the itching and it acts a temporary solution.
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Vinegar can be used in two ways. If your baby has a single or a few mosquito bite areas, then just take some vinegar onto your hand and apply it to that particular section. And the second remedy is, if there are many portions, just take a shower and add some amount of vinegar in the water. Vinegar dos the magic afterward.
Of all, Honey has got a special place when it comes to skin treatment. It is used in facials, remove dirt and it can also be used as a remedy for a mosquito bite. Honey stops the spread of infections and it will give a soothing feeling to your babies.
Yes, even Onions too can be used as a mosquito bite remedy for babies. How do you use this, Don’t worry you won’t be making Onion paste or some kind of weird stuff. Just take a fresh Onion slice and lace it to the mosquito bite zone. Don;t place it the whole day but do it only till the pain and the itching reduces. Don’t forget to wash it off later.
9. Baking Soda
Baking Soda mixed with small amount of water can be used to treat swelling and itching. So make the paste properly and apply it the affected area. You can feel the relief very soon.
There are few oils in the market which you might use in your daily household activities which help in stopping the itching. I prefer Cedar oil, rosemary, lavender and also Neem. Take some amount of oil and add some water to it. Apply this solution to the affected portion and you will see a temporary relief.
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Check out this Video to see what Global Healing Center has recommended for Natural mosquito bite remedies.
That ends our 10 best mosquito bite remedies for Babies. All the above remedies can be made at your home itself. So they can also be considered as natural homemade remedies too.
More Mosquito Bite Remedies | Newly Added
In addition to the above list, we have tried and found good results. So we thought of letting you all also know about these newly found mosquito bite remedies.
Vicks Vaporub: The House Magician
Most of the houses, especially who live with their grandparents will find this ailment. It works wonders on all especially on toddlers who can’t resist to the intense itching caused by the bite. Make sure you apply the ailment to the spot and give it some time and you will see rashes and also the swelling disappearing. I love this one.
Mint Oil: The Odour King
This one is proved by many. Since mint oil has a very strong smell. So what should you do with this? Just sprinkle a few drops mint oil around your house. This will make your house a ‘No Entry Zone’ for mosquitoes.
Camphor: Risky But Works
Before you think of this, make sure you take precautionary measures. I think everyone knows what a camphor tree is, just take some camphor wood and ignite it inside your house. Do it in a bowl or on a stove, just make sure it has a 360-degree view. Wait till the smoke engulfs your house and do inform your neighbors that it isn’t a fire accident. The mosquitoes which are in your house will die.
- Also Read: Dengue Symptoms and Prevention
Lemon: Not for sensitive skin
Take a lemon. When I say lemon, don’t take the green one, go with the nicely ripe yellow lemon. Cut it into two halves. Rub inside of one of the halves of the lemon to the mosquito bite area. You will see the pain immediately fading away. Since lemon is from citrus family it can give itching sensation to the ones who have sensitive skin. So we recommend not to use lemon is you have got sensitive skin.
Mouthwash: Put an end to itching and swelling
Many people go with rubbing alcohol. They apply alcohol on a cotton cloth and rub it on mosquito bitten area. This prevents the bite from itching. As an alternative to alcohol, we can use mouthwash as it has a high content of alcohol in it. The procedure is same as that of alcohol. Don’t directly pour the mouthwash or alcohol, use a cotton roll or a cloth. Rub it gently and see the effects.
More to come and will be adding those to our mosquito bite remedies list for your safety. You can share your own mosquito bite remedies with us and we promise to share it with all.
Treatment For Mosquito Bites On Toddlers
How to get rid of Swelling?
If you find a mosquito feasting on your toddler’s blood, shake it off your hand and use an ice pack to stop swelling. Using sprays which have Alcl-3 (Aluminium Chloride) in it can be of great help too.
How to put an end to Itching?
Make sure you use calamine lotion or a hydrocortisone cream on the mosquito bite. It will ease the itching to a great extent.
How to fend off Scratching?
Scratching shouldn’t be encouraged s it may lead to infections. Educate your kids and cut down their nails. If you say them, they will come to you for help when needed.
When should you seek for a Doctor?
So how often will you seek a Doctor for a mosquito bite? Well, the answer might be zero for some and very often for few. So even say I will just go with some easy mosquito bite remedies. Why is it like that? In some cases, people ignore the initial stages of infection and they end up paying their medical bills.
It is recommended to go for a check up once in a while. Even after applying all kinds of lotions and using all kinds of mosquito bite remedies, some still face a problem. It can be due to skin’s sensitiveness. The bug bite zone doesn’t look good and if it looks like it is increasing its pace by showing redness, swelling and rashes, then just consult a dermatologist.
How to prevent Mosquitoes from biting Babies?
Before you start searching for mosquito bite remedies, these prevention measures will ease a lot of work because by doing so we will lessen the presence of mosquitoes in our surroundings.
Shut Down your Ventilation
If you have any broken windows in your house, make it your first requirement and repair them. Have a close watch on all the doors and windows and see whether they are fully covered. Avoid all the loopholes.
Avoid Stagnant Water
This is one thing which we forget to do most of the times. Stagnant Water is like a breeding zone for mosquitoes. If you look at trash dumping areas, you will find a swarm of mosquitoes piling up at that place and the reason is water being stagnant. So keep your home and also neighborhood locations dry and avoid any kind of water stagnation.
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Fully Dress Up your Baby
If you live in a mosquito-prone area, then it is better to fully dress up your kid. Make this as your primary objective as this technique can avoid mosquito bites.
Mosquito Nets is a must
This is something everyone can afford. As we know mosquitoes look for easy prey, it is our primary goal to use mosquito nets around our kid while sleeping as it doesn’t allow any mosquitoes to come nearby.
Use Mosquito Repellents
Using Mosquito Repellents on the baby’s clothes will do the trick too. Since repellents will have some side effects, it is often suggested to apply them to the toddler’s clothes.
With all these prevention measures, you can even avoid dengue.
See What Doctors suggest on How to prevent Mosquito Bites
Scientists have come up with this new list of mosquito bite remedies. Do take a look.
Hope you have got what you were looking for. Drop your views if you too have any homemade mosquito bite remedies in your mind, make sure you share them with us. I would love to add many more remedies so that our children can sleep tight.