Mosquito Bites - Bite Treatment
Were you the latest victim of a mosquito bite? Is the itch intolerable?
Follow these tips to treat those uncomfortable bumps left behind by those
- Wash the infected area with mild soap and water. This will provide
temporary relief from the itch and will also wash away any bacteria
on the skin.
- Try to avoid scratching the bitten area. Excessive scratching can
cause damage to the skin and sometimes bleeding.
- Try applying a cool compress on the bite such as an ice pack wrapped
in a towel or a washcloth soaked in cold water to keep yourself from
- Anti-itching medications such as calamine lotion and cortisone creams
can relieve itching for a significant period of time. Homemade remedies
can also be helpful. Applying vinegar or a paste made of baking soda
and water to the bite is effective.
- If the itch is unbearable, topical anesthetics containing pramoxine
take away pain and itching. Such medications include PrameGel and Caladryl.
- If you are one of the unlucky few who experience allergic reactions
to mosquito bites, anti-inflammatory medication containing ibuprofen
such as Motrin, Advil, and Alleve can reduce redness, pain, itching,
swelling and fever.
- If you feel dizzy or nauseated after you have been bitten, it could
be an indication of a severe allergic reaction. It is recommended that
you seek medical attention immediately.
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