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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 buzzing pests:

  • 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 scratching.
  • 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.

Learn how to protect yourself from mosquitoes in order to avoid their bites.



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