Top 5 natural tips for mozzie bites

By Drum Digital
20 August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August, was World Mosquito Day. No, it doesn’t celebrate the existence of this pesky little critter; it commemorates British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery that female mozzies transmit malaria. Even in nonmalaria areas nobody likes dealing with mosquito bites, so we give you our top five tips to treat them.

Wednesday, 20 August, was World Mosquito Day. No, it doesn’t celebrate the existence of this pesky little critter; it commemorates British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery that female mozzies transmit malaria. Even in nonmalaria areas nobody likes dealing with mosquito bites, so we give you our top five tips to treat them.

  1. From the kitchen cupboard Vinegar, honey, onion, lemon, a basil leaf and garlic have all been known to relieve the itchiness of a mozzie bite. Simply rub a piece or a bit of the raw foodstuff on the affected area.
  2. Make a paste Mix a bit of baking powder with just enough water to make a thick paste or use toothpaste to dab onto the bite.
  3. Sweet-smelling solution Essential oils, aloe vera, menthol mouthwash or even a dry bar of soap can be rubbed onto itchy skin for a bit of relief.
  4. Keep cool If you don’t have a cold compress, simply put a few blocks of ice in a clean dishcloth and apply to the bites.
  5. Time for tea Steep a teabag in boiling water and leave to cool before applying it to a mosquito bite. If this doesn’t work, drink the tea and try to stop thinking about those pesky itchy bumps!

If all else fails, head to your nearest pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for an antihistamine cream or lotion.

Sources: www.gov.uk, everydayhealth.com, globalhealingcentre.com

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