Anyone who has ever been bitten by mosquitoes knows just how annoying it is. For such a small insect, they really pack a punch. They leave behind swollen, red, itchy bites that often begin to ooze, only making the situation worse. If you weren’t fortunate enough to remember to spray yourself with mosquito repellent before going outdoors, there are some very simple, inexpensive ways to get rid of big mosquito bites relatively quickly.
First everyone knows just how hard it is to resist itching those puffy, red bites. You might can force yourself to ignore it, but they are sure to catch you off guard. Prevent this by applying an anti-itch cream to the affected area. Take an antihistamine to reduce swelling, redness, and itchiness associated with the bites. While the cream works on the outside, the antihistamine works on the inside. Together they work wonderful in preventing your from digging madly at your arms and legs as you desperately try to find relief.
Now, if you are one who has dug their bites until they have begun to ooze and bleed, then a little first aid is required. In cases such as these, since the bites are now open to infection, clean the affected areas with warm soap and water and then apply alcohol. The alcohol may sting, but it will help to dry up the ooziness as well as prevent infection. After cleaning the affected areas, apply an antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandage.
You should notice a great improvement in the appearance and itchiness of the mosquito bites by the next day. Continue to follow these directions until all bites have completely disappeared. Throughout the healing process, it is wise to keep all bites bandaged as this will prevent unconscious scratching or at least hinder the attempt.
We all know how irritating mosquitoes can be. Their bites may be small, but they definitely leave a lasting impression. To prevent this from happening at all, apply a reputable mosquito repellent before going outdoors. Not only does this eliminate or nearly eliminate your chances of being bitten, it will prevent your exposure to dangerous diseases like the West Nile virus. When warm weather comes around, add these tips to your arsenal and you are sure have a much less itchy year.