The rash that comes after the mosquito bite is the result of its saliva, which acts as an anticoagulant that keeps the blood flowing. It is a pesky bite meant to annoy us. Thus, learn here my secrets of getting rid of mosquito bites quick and fast.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
A dab of apple cider vinegar may help with inflammation and itching-especially the itching. If you’ve scratched at the bite and it’s open, this will sting. Sometimes even that is preferable to the infuriating itch you’re feeling though! Thus, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze out the excess so it’s not dripping all over the place. Press over the bug bite for 5 seconds or so. Repeat if needed.
When it starts to really drive you nuts, break out the ice. The coolness reduces the hot, uncomfortable inflammation, and numbs the area enough to drive away the sensation of itching for the time being. It can get a little messy, but I prefer to place an ice cube directly on the bite, versus putting some in a plastic bag and holding it on. Hold the ice on the bite until the ice cube melts-or at least until it’s halfway melted. It’s really not an exact science.
The same as icing it-only with a cucumber instead of ice. And with less mess. in my opinion, cucumber might be more effective than the ice. Cucumbers do have an anti-inflammatory constituent known as fisetin, which has been shown to inhibit several inflammatories. If your bites are terrible and you’re desperate for relief, feel free to see if it helps with the itching. Slice up a cucumber and store the slices in the refrigerator. When you need it, hold the slice over the bite until the itching stops. It’s cool, soothing, so simply hold it there until you get relief.
4. Peppermint Toothpaste
This one is good if you’re really in an insufferable pain. Apply some organic peppermint toothpaste to the affected area. It can help take the bite out of the itchiness. The menthol in the peppermint will create a cooling sensation that can bring you some measure of relief until a more formal remedy becomes available. Dab a small amount of toothpaste over the bite and spread it in a thin layer. Before reapplying, rinse the old stuff off first.