Mosquito, bug bites and stings are very common to experience. The same can happen when you are outdoors or even when you are sleeping. The bites cause inflammation and redness on the skin with itchy sensation, which is sometimes hard to bear. There are other infections too which can spread through these bites hence, a cure is necessary to avoid complications.
There are some easy home remedies which you can follow to reduce the effects of mosquito/bug bites and stings:
The readily available home cure to mosquito bites or stings is crushed ice. You can put pressure on your skin with a packet or bag of crushed ice. The same can help to reduce inflammation and itchiness caused due to bites. If the cold is unbearable, you can put a washcloth between the skin and ice.
The holy basil leaves also called Tulsi has many medicinal properties. It also has a chemical compound called eugenol which can help to get relief from itching caused due to insect bites. You can rub the chopped basil leaves on the affected area to get relief or you can also make a mixture of boiled water and basil leaves, dip a washcloth in the same and rub on the bite.
Aloe Vera is widely known for its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying the aloe vera gel on the affected area caused by bites or stings can help in relieving the irritation. The aloe vera gel can reduce the inflammation and itching caused by mosquito bites.
The common kitchen ingredient honey is filled with many medicinal properties. It helps to prevent many diseases and ailments. Moreover, it is also beneficial for treating bug bites. Applying honey on the affected area can give you quick relief due to anti-inflammatory and antibacterial property present in it.
Applying baking soda on bugs or mosquito bites is one of the easiest home remedy available to treat the same. You can make a baking soda paste by adding some amount of water to it. Further, apply the paste on the affected part to get away with it.