Here are some healthy, simple home remedies to relieve that annoying itch and minimize the swelling quickly and easily.
Lemon or lime juice: Due to its natural antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, a little bit of fresh-squeezed juice or rubbing a lemon slice on the affected area can reduce itchiness and prevent infection.
Tea tree oil: A natural anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil can also help reduce swelling and prevent infection.
Cold tea bags: Use a cold tea bag or a cotton ball soaked in cold tea to dab on skin to reduce redness and itch.
Onion: Place a slice of onion on the affected area for few mins to reduce swelling.
Toothpaste: A simple solution is to dab a small amount of toothpaste for quick itch relief from a mosquito bite.
Aspirin: Aspirin has anti inflammatory properties and contains salicylic acid that can help reduce redness, sting and itch. Crush an aspirin tablet in an ounce of water and use it on the area.
Alcohol: Use rubbing alcohol or alcohol wipes and clean the bite area to help prevent severe itchiness.
Witch hazel: Use a small amount of witch hazel to help soothe and calm inflamed skin.
Lavender essential oil: Dabbing small amounts of lavender oil direct to the affected area can relieve the itching quickly
Salt: Simply moisten the bite area and then rub table salt on the moistened area to get relief from the itch.
Basil: Crush fresh clean basil leaves and apply the paste on the bite, leave it on for few mins and rinse off.
Baking soda: Make a thick paste with baking soda and water and apply it to your bites for 10 minutes. Baking soda contains an alkaline compound that may help neutralize the pH of your skin, which can help ease inflammation and calm the skin.
Milk: For a soothing compress, soaking wash cloth in warm milk and apply it to the skin.
Aloe: Rub a small amount of aloe vera gel and let it dry before you rinse to relieve itching.
Apple cider vinegar : soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it on the mosquito bite and tape it down for 5-10mins to stop the pain and itch.
Banana peel: Rubbing the inside of a banana peel can help reduce inflammation and itch.
Vicks: Just apply small dabs of Vicks to your skin and clothes, the smell of the menthol in it will repel the mosquitoes. You can apply Vicks over the bite and then cover it with band-aid to avoid itching and scratching.
Ice: To reduce swelling and numb the itch away, an ice pack does the trick. Soothe an insect bite or numb a mild burn by rubbing an ice cube over the area.
Honey: Use honey which is full of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to help sooth the bite.