Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How to Deal With Mosquito Bites

Yesterday I took a short walk at a nearby park, I was having a nice day, and suddenly, ouch! My pinkie knuckle was suddenly pricked by a stinger of a darn mosquito! (I guess mosquito are attracted to pure muscle. Just kidding.) Anyways, how do we deal with these itchy monstrous red bumps?!


  • Wash the affected area. We don't want remaining saliva and irritants just standing around near the bitten area, wash it off! (With soap!)
  • Put ice on the bitten area. After a mosquito bite, we usually don't feel anything in that spot for a period of time, if you place ice on it before you do, you can decrease swelling and pain. It's usually preferred to wrap a towel around the ice to prevent frostbite when you apply it to affected areas.
  • Rub baking soda and water onto the affected area. (Remember, rub. Don't allow your rubbing result in severely strong scratching, you'll increase swelling.) Put enough baking soda and water to form a paste.
  • Crush aspirin and water to create a paste as well, rub on affected area.
  • Rub the inside gooey part of the banana peel onto the mosquito bite. Repeat as needed.
  • Don't scratch the bite. Scratching the bite may result in infection or even scarring.
  • Dab toothpaste onto the bite to reduce pain and itchiness.

Well, let's try to make sure you don't get bitten again twice okay? Follow some of the following tips/steps to avoid becoming food for them bloodsucking female mosquito!

All your problems solved.

  • Kill the problem, literally. They can't bite you if their dead. Try to buy a mosquito swatter, they will work wonders. You can try to use both hands in a "clap" method, although if there are sixty mosquito's flying around your head, it may be a signal to move along.
  • Use mosquito repellent, apply it to uncovered body parts. Repellent with 30% to 50%  DEET if  recommended for adults and children over 2 months of age. Lower amounts will result in you re-applying it more often. Remember that DEET is toxic, don't overuse it.
  • Wear long sleeve shirts. Yeah, I know it's hot, but pick one or the other. Red, swollen itchy bites, or a little more sweat?
  • Avoid water. I don't mean drinking water, I mean lakes, ponds and pools. Mosquito love standing water.
  • Keep cool, mosquito are attracted warm bodies, if you keep cool they'll have less reason to mess with you.
  • Sleep with a mosquito net. No, it's not a net to spring forth to capture mosquito's. A mosquito net keeps the enemy outside, and you safe inside,

Or you can live under one of these, forever.

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