Instant Relief From Insect Bites And Stings

Insect bites and stings can be very painful at times. You can’t avoid yourself being bitten by a mosquito or a bug. Some people are more susceptible to bugs and mosquitoes than others. Instead of panicking and rushing to a doctor, you can do these simple home remedies and treat yourself at home.

Relief from bites and stings

Symptoms

insect bite symptomsMosquito bites and stings symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people have very sensitive skin and the symptoms can be very severe on them. Some of the major symptoms include

  • Redness
  • Mild burning
  • Minor swelling
  • Pain
  • Itchiness

These are the symptoms of small bugs and mosquito bites. But the symptoms from bites and stings of spiders, hornets or bees can range from mild to severe.

 Treatment

These home remedies can give you relief from wasps, mosquitoes and bugs bites and stings.

  • Ice Pack

ice pack for insect bitesApply an ice pack to numb the bitten area. This will help slow the swelling. Do put a towel or a washcloth between the ice pack and your skin, and leave the ice pack in place for up to 20 minutes. This will help relieve the pain and itchiness caused by sting.

 

 

 

  • Papaya

papaya for insect bitesPapaya has been used since a long time for insect bites and venom. As it contains enzymes that neutralize insect venom. There is not much you have to do with this fruit, all you have to do is just put the slice of papaya on the sting for half an hour to 45 minutes.

 

 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar for insect bitesApple Cider Vinegar also reliefs pain and itchiness caused by stings and bites. Just soak a cotton ball in ACV and tape it to the sting site. This will also remove redness swelling caused by the sting.

 

 

  • Onion

Onions also have same properties as that of an apple cider vinegar. It contains such enzymes that break down inflammatory compounds which helps relieve the pain and swelling. So just take half an onion and rub it on the site of sting.

 

 

  • Baking Soda

baking soda for insect bitesBaking Soda also brings relief to the itch. You can mix the baking soda with any of your skin lotion and apply it over the swollen part. It helps relieve inflammation and through lotion, baking soda remains in place and does it’s works. Or you can also mix baking soda with some water and make a paste. Apply the paste on the sting with the help of a cotton and press it for about 2 minutes. You will notice much reduced swelling and less itching as well.

 

  • Deodorant

deodorant for insect bitesUnderarm deodorants or perfumes contains ingredients that reduce skin irritation. So whenever you get a bug bite, spray a little perfume or apply a deodorant on it and see how it works.

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