Most of the times, we do not realise a mosquito bite till it starts to sting and itch. The nasty bite might leave you with a bump and itchiness which sometimes takes a day or two to subside. But not anymore with these natural remedies for mosquito bite.
Banana peel: Yes, ever wondered that the remedy to soothe irritation from a mosquito bite could be a banana? You can ether rub banana pulp or its peel on the affected area occasionally to relieve the itch and soothe the skin .
Tulsi: It is known that tulsi or holy basil acts as a mosquito repellent plant. However, not many know that gently rubbing tulsi leaves on the skin can relieve itchy skin as it contains eugenol, an anti-inflammatory compound .
Neem oil: Neem oil not only acts as a powerful natural mosquito repellent but also works wonders as an anti-itching remedy for mosquito bite. All you need to do is rub neem oil (mixed with equal quantities of coconut oil) on the affected area to soothe irritation .
Ice: Commonly used for relieving swelling due to injuries, ice packs can also be used to relieve mosquito bite naturally. It numbs the skin, reduces inflammation and soothes the irritation cause due to a mosquito bite .
Oats: Have you heard of a oatmeal bath? Well, studies have proved that soaking oatmeal in warm water for 20 minutes and taking bath can relive itching and swelling due to the anti-irritant qualities of oats .
Heat: Just like ice packs, applying direct heat on the bite helps in relieving the itchiness. For this, you can heat a spoon and apply it when slightly hot on the affected area .
Aloe vera: The gel has anti-inflammatory properties that helps in soothing mosquito bite. All you have to do is cut open the leaf and apply the gel on the area to relieve irritation at home .