In other words, there are way more out there that we just don’t know about!
The good news is that most of the critters that we do come across are harmless. Some, however, can pose a threat to us. Take ticks and mosquitos, for example; they can both transmit disease.
Not to mention that some people are also allergic!
Want to know how to get rid of bug bites? Then keep reading—we’ll be sharing a few helpful tips in this post!
There are a number of things that you can do to prevent mosquito attacks.
For one thing, you can set up mosquito traps. If you want, you can even make your own—it’s not very hard, just search it up!
Another thing that helps is to get rid of standing water—that’ll prevent female mosquitoes from laying eggs.
Last but not least, you can grow mosquito repellant plants. There are many of them, including rosemary, citronella, lavender, peppermint, and catnip.
Have a bug bite? The last thing that you want to do is to scratch it—that’ll only make it worse. Here are a few remedies that you can try instead.
Oatmeal can help relieve itching and swelling. The easiest way to use it is to make a paste by mixing it with water. From there, you can apply it to your skin.
Alternatively, you can take an oatmeal bath—just add one cup of ground oats into the bathtub. Soak for 20-30 minutes and pat yourself dry afterward.
Honey is great in that it has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In fact, it’s been used for hundreds of years for various ailments!
It’s easy to use too. Just apply a few drops onto the bite and it should bring down the inflammation. Plus, it’ll reduce your temptation to itch!
Aloe vera is a natural antiseptic. Apply it to your skin and it’ll reduce itching and swelling. On top of that, it’ll promote faster healing!
For the best results, use the plant itself, as opposed to commercial products. Cut open a small portion of a leaf and apply the gel to the irritated area.
Crushed ice can be used to relieve itching. The cold will also numb the skin and reduce inflammation.
Don’t put the ice directly on the bite, though, as it can damage the delicate tissues of the skin. Consider wrapping it with a towel instead. Similarly, you don’t want to leave it on for too long.
Now you know all about how to get rid of bug bites! If anything, you always want to resist the urge to scratch your skin.
Think you might be experiencing an allergic reaction from an insect bite? We can help—feel free to contact us to set up a telemedicine appointment!