What Is Good For Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bite home remedies and OTCs

Mosquitos are a pesky little insect that is relentless, when it comes to biting humans and animals. These bites can cause the skin reddish-brown bumps to appear at the site of the bite. This bump will become itchy, edematous, and sometimes small blisters may occur. There are many home remedies and over the counter drugs that are very effective in treating mosquito bites in children and adults.

Home Remedies

  • Apple cider vinegar soaks
  • Garlic consumption
  • Baking soda paste ( 1 pint of tap water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda)
  • Rubbing isopropyl alcohol
  • Mud
  • Ice packs
  • Vinegar paste (cornmeal and apple cider vinegar)
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Tea packs
  • Moistened aspirin
  • Non-gel toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Tums paste (water and Tums tablets)
  • Baby powder

Over The Counter Medications

  • Antihistamine creams and tablets (Benadryl)
  • Calamine lotion
  • Topical anesthetic creams (lidocaine)
  • Hydrocortisone creams
  • NSAIDS (Advil, Aleve)
It is vital that you keep the affected area clean and if you see signs of infection, be sure to consult with your primary physician immediately.