What can I use to bring the swelling down from a mosquito bite on my 3 year old?

Mosquitoes are flying insects which cause many diseases like dengue, malaria and so on. One should try and avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes by using mosquito repellent ointments and so on. However, if you get bitten, you should start treatment to reduce mosquito bite swelling as soon as possible. Wash the area first with soap and water. It kills germs and reduces the itching. Apply an ice pack over the bite area – this will help to reduce the mosquito bite swelling and the redness as well. Other mosquito bite swelling treatment involves putting some tea leaves in hot water. Cool the tea leaves down and apply them directly on the affected area. This also helps to reduce the mosquito bite swelling. Another way to reduce mosquito bite swelling is by dissolving an aspirin in water and then applying this to the bite area. This reduces the size and redness of the swelling. Aspirin is well known for its anti inflammatory properties. Aloe vera gel is also excellent to reduce mosquito bite swelling. It also forms a protective layer against infection. Simply apply the gel from the aloe vera plant to the mosquito bite. You will get relief from the swelling almost immediately.

answered by K C

How can I prevent mosquitoes from biting my child?

It is essential to take steps for preventing mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are annoying insects which spread diseases from person to person. Diseases like malaria and dengue are spread through mosquito bites and therefore it is necessary to prevent mosquito bites. Preventing mosquito bites is possible. Follow the simple home remedies given below to do this.

The application of essential oils helps in preventing mosquito bites. The essential oil should be mixed with either distilled water or alcohol and then rubbed all over the body. However, this mixture should not be applied near the eyes or over the ears as it can be harmful if applied in these areas. Choose from any of the following essential oils for preventing mosquito bites - Lavender essential oil, Cedar oil, Basil oil, Eucalyptus oil and so on. Perhaps the best natural mosquito repellent is the Citronella plant. It is well known for being a deterrent for mosquitoes. The plant requires warm weather to grow so be sure to protect it from frost. You can plant this in the backyard as it can help in preventing mosquito bites. Another way of preventing mosquito bites is by rubbing garlic juice all over one's body. This may not be a pleasant way of preventing mosquitoes but it is an effective one.

answered by G R

How can I get rid of mosquitoes?

There are many ways to get rid of mosquitoes and these should be followed as mosquitoes can spread many diseases and cause people to fall seriously ill. Mosquitoes are known to spread various diseases such as Yellow fever, malaria, dengue, West Nile, encephalitis and so on. It is therefore essential to find ways to ensure that you are not affected by mosquitoes. Read on to find out more about how you can prevent mosquitoes and thereby prevent diseases in your home and family.

One of the simplest ways to get rid of mosquitoes is by keeping the surrounding clean and avoiding any water from stagnating in and around your home. Mosquitoes are known to breed in slow moving or stagnant water and even little stagnant water can cause swarms of mosquitoes in the area. Air conditioners that are leaky, plant holders, broken or clogged gutters should all be seen to and you should ensure that no water is left standing. Put up screens on windows and doorways – this will also prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Mosquito netting can also be installed over cribs, beds, and even kennels if you so wish. These are some of the effective ways of getting rid of mosquitoes.

Mosquito bite itch relief can be got in many ways. Rub the inside part of a banana peel on the affected area to reduce the pain and the itch.

answered by M W

Are there any home remedies for mosquito bites?

Keeping mosquitoes away from your home is recommended as mosquitoes are responsible for spreading many diseases. Mosquitoes can spread diseases like malaria, West Nile, dengue, Yellow fever and so on and therefore it is necessary to take steps to curb the entry of mosquitoes into your home. However, it might not be possible to do so completely and you may end up getting bitten by a mosquito. Here are some home remedies for mosquito bites.

Moisten the area around the bite and rub some table salt on it. The salt will help to reduce the itchiness immediately. Apple cider vinegar also helps with the itchiness and should be rubbed directly on the affected area. A crushed oatmeal bath also helps to relieve itching and inflammation. This is also included on the list of natural remedies for mosquito bites. Applying toothpaste is also among the effective home remedies for mosquito bites. Just dab a bit of toothpaste onto the bite to stop the itching. Peppermint toothpaste seems to work the best on mosquito bites. Apply honey on the infected part. Honey is a natural antibiotic and will help to cure any infection. If you find the itching unbearable, cut a lemon in half and rub the soft pulpy side of the lemon on the bite. This will help with the itching.

answered by G M

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