Remedy for itchy skin from bug bites

One may experience itchy skin on account of a number of reasons such as skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, scabies, chicken pox and even insect or bug bites. One of the most effective home remedies for itchy skin is to apply some apple cider that has been diluted in equal amounts of water. Alternatively one may even add some apple cider vinegar to their bath water as it tends to help in restoring the natural acidity of the skin. Another one of the home remedies for itchy skin is to soak oneself in some bathwater which has half a cup of cornstarch added to it.

Similarly itchy skin because of bug bites can be treated by applying therapeutic oils such as wheat germ oil, cod liver oil, fresh stinging nettle oil or burdock root oil. Aloe vera sap or aloe vera gel is also one of the effective home remedies for itchy skin. Green clay and aloe vera gel when mixed together and applied on the itchy bug bites is also known to have a soothing effect. Applying a piece of clean cloth that has been soaked in some mint tea or basil tea is also known to be one of the effective home remedies for itchy skin.

answered by G M

Are there any natural remedies?

While most people use natural remedies for itchy skin, the natural cures for bug bites will depend on certain factors like the kind of bug that has bitten you as well as the effects that the bug will have on your body. For instance, while being bitten by an ant is usually of no significant consequence, if it causes an allergic reaction – the problem becomes amplified to a substantial extent. All people are prone to bug bites and would suffer from a lot of discomfort due to the inflammation caused. However some bug bites may also require medical attention.

The best treatment for bug bites such as mosquito bites is to soak a cotton ball in mouthwash and drip it gently on the bite. The antiseptic properties will not only stem the itching sensation, but also reduce the inflammation. Because of the anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial and antifungal properties of mouthwash, it is regularly considered to be one of the more effective natural remedies for itchy skin. Tea tree oil is another very highly regarded member of natural cure for itchy skin as it is very effective in dealing with a number of skin related medical conditions. Baking soda and vinegar are also regularly used in the treatment of bug bites.

answered by A S

Do all bugs bite and does bug bites cause swelling?

There are many types of bug bites known to result in a severe itch or swelling or extreme pain. However there are certain bug bites that cause swelling and inflammation such as bed big bites. Bed bug bites are one of the types of bug bites that are known to cause swelling that may also result in the formation of blisters. Although bed bug bites causes swelling and itching or irritation of the skin they tend to fade on their own after some time. Another type of bug bites that cause swelling are chigger bites which are observed in the form of small red bumps on the skin which may also be accompanied with some amount of pain. Flea bug bites are also one of the types of bug bites that result in swelling and in fact they may also cause an itchy rash all over one's body. Spider bites are also one of the bug bites that cause swelling as well as other complications such as muscle cramps and nausea. The spider bite symptoms may also differ according to the species of the spider that range from localized swelling to sever pain and even the formation of fluid filled blisters.

answered by G R

What are the common symptoms of bug bites?

Insects and bugs are a natural part of our daily surroundings and there is always a high chance that you are going to be bitten by at least one of them on a daily basis. However, most cases and symptoms of bug bites will be nothing more than a temporary inflammation at the site of the bite and a little irritation in the area. Rarely, you may encounter bug bites that cause blisters, but they are likely to cause a little more panic. In these cases, it is highly recommended that you have a medical specialist have a look at the bug bite.

When it natural remedies to treat bug bites, there are a number of tried and tested methods that have been developed all over the world. For instance, simply applying a few drops of mouthwash, with its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties over the bite region is likely to provide instant relief from any intense itching sensation you may be experiencing. Tea tree oil and Aloe Vera gel are also known to be very effective in the treatment of a number of skin conditions and can be purchased over the counter at any local medical store in your area.

answered by M W

Plantain Salve.

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answered by L

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