The summer is near and we are witnessing as the number of those tiny little bugs in the air all around us slowly starts to grow. Insects are all around. They are where there is grass and flowers, around the rivers or lakes, on the beach. There it not a safe place on earth you can get away from them. You can try some of the repellent treatments to protect yourself but it is not sure whether it will work or not. Sometimes it happens that even though you think that you are protected the insect bites anyway. The bites and stings leave marks and swellings on the skin and it also causes irritating itchiness. Sometimes the insect bite causes complications that may end up with doctor intervention and are treated with medication and chemical remedies. But there are also amazing and effective natural remedies, you probably have in your home that have amazing effects on insect bites as reducing swelling and pain as well as soothes the irritations.
BEST REMEDIES TO TREAT INSECT BITES
It is nature’s best antibiotic with amazing benefits for skin care. Honey also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects and it can quickly soothe all negative effects of the insect bites, all you need to do is simply apply some on the area where the bite is. The best choice will be organic or raw honey because it has the strongest powers.
Milk also has soothing effect on insect bites and stings. All you need to do is mix equal amounts of milk and water and soak gauze in the mixture and tap the bite mark with it.
Lemon juice also has anti-bacterial effects and it can reduce swelling and prevent spreading of infection. If you decide to use lemon juice don’t do it if you are exposed on sunlight because it can cause serious side effects such as burns on the skin.
Basil is known as a spice that chases away mosquitoes. Basil is also effective with insect bites. Its leaves contain substance known as camphor that cools and soothes the inflammation and itching. All you need to do is crash few leaves and apply it directly on the affected area.
Put an ice cube directly on the insect bite. Very soon the blood vessels will shrink and inching will be minimized. It is also known that our brain reacts faster to cold than to scratch, you will feel instant relieve very fast.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar will reduce itchiness fast because it is alkalizing ingredient. Pad it on the bite mark directly and you will feel instant relieve.
Essential oils have amazing properties to reduce swelling, inching and irritation that are usually a result of insect bites. Some of the essential oils as tea tree oil have also antibacterial properties so they can prevent spreading the infections caused by scratching. Lavender oil is also known for its soothing effects and can also be used for this cause. There are so many essential oils and they have different effect and therefore it is important to talk to an expert before you chose what oil to apply on the insect bite.