The bite from a mosquito not only causes a red lump at the site of the bite but can also trigger a mild allergy-like reaction. And while the bite itself is rarely the problem, the associated itch can be since it produces an urge to scratch the skin.
The resulting scratching can then break the skin and lead to an infection. To prevent this from happening, here are some easy and effective natural remedies to treat mosquito bites and prevent the associated discomfort from spreading.
1. Cold compress
The basic remedy for most types of skin irritations is to apply a cold compress to soothe the affected area. In the case of bothersome mosquito bites, itching, swelling and pain can be relieved by applying an ice press or a cold compress.
The cold therapy yielded by ice or a bag of frozen vegetables shocks nerves responsible for itching in the affected area and temporarily alleviates the pain and and irritation. And while a cold compress will not provide long term treatment for the bite, it will yield instant relief.