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13 ways to treat mosquito bites at home

Here are some of the ways to treat these mosquito bites with home remedies.

By Cookist

Read on to know about 13 home remedies that can help to treat mosquito bites!

Mosquitoes are found in abundance during the warmer months of the year. While most of the mosquito bites are harmless but a few of them can be potentially dangerous to our health and all mosquito bites leave an unappealing prominent itchy bump. Here are some of the ways to treat these mosquito bites with home remedies.



Make a paste of equal quantity of oatmeal and water and apply it over the irritated skin for 10 to 15 minutes.


Apply some ice cubes or crushed ice over the mosquito bites for no more than 5 minutes to reduce inflammation and relieve itching.



It offers anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial to relieve itching on the skin affected by mosquito bite.

Aloe Vera

Apply some aloe vera gel over the area with mosquito bite to relieve inflammation and calm itching.

Baking soda


Make a paste of baking soda with little water and apply it over the skin to find relief from the mosquito bite.


Eugenol is a compound found in basil that can help to relieve itching. For this, you may either rub some fresh basil leaves on the affected area or boil these leaves in some water and then apply that mixture over the skin.

Apple cider vinegar


Apply some ACV to find relief from stinging of the mosquito bite.


Apply onion juice over the affected area to reduce irritation. Onion also offers anti-fungal property that can help to prevent any infection on any minor wound.



This herb offers anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It can also reduce irritation of the skin if a mixture of thyme boiled in water is applied over it.

Lemon balm

Lemon balm offers soothing benefit and applying fresh leaves over this bite can help to reduce inflammation and speed up healing.

Witch hazel


This natural astringent contains tannins that can heal skin irritation, reduce inflammation, and speeds up healing of the wounds.

Chamomile tea

A concoction of this tea, when applied on the skin, can help to reduce inflammation, relieve skin irritation, and speed up wound healing.



Rub a clove of garlic over the affected area to enjoy its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits and find relief from itching.

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