Ten Effective Methods to Treat Bug Bites


Since being a summer camp regular, I have been bitten by everything from mosquitoes and flies to bedbugs and spiders. Over the years, I’ve tried countless home cures for bug bites; these are the ten that have proven most effective.

Combined Aspirin

The benefits of aspirin extend beyond the typical summertime headache. To inject the aspirin’s anti-inflammatory qualities into the bug bite, you should crush it and mix it with water to produce a paste. If you put a bandage over the affected area and go to sleep with it on, you should wake up with a much less itchy and painful bug bite. As far as possible, refrain from scratching the pasted surface. Itching is a common and healthy reaction during the recovery process. Aspirin tablets can be broken down in the middle, soaked in water, and rubbed over the affected areas. I used it on bug bites, and it helped.

2 – Saline Fluid

Bug bites can be treated effectively with salt water. It was efficient against both bed bugs and mosquito bites that I tested it on. Making a paste from water and tap salt is the first step. Garlic, seasoning salt, and either Epson or kosher salt can also be used. Before, I’d mix a few drops of cold water with three to four tablespoons of salt. Then, wet a clean cloth with the solution and place it on the injured region. Soak the salt in the concoction or rub it directly onto the bites. For a short period, it will burn intensely, but after that, the itching and swelling will subside significantly.

No. 3 Aloe Vera

Insect bites and other skin irritations are no match for the soothing properties of the aloe vera plant. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and works as a natural antiseptic, helping your body recover quickly.

To get the juice, break off a stem section and squeeze. Juice should be chilled in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. After applying the fresh Aloe Vera gel, the swelling, discomfort, and itching should quickly subside. You are free to reapply as often as you see fit. You can also use the gel sold in most department stores if you do not have access to an aloe vera plant. One of my favorite natural medicines is aloe vera since it works quickly and has a calming effect.

Peels from a banana

If you have a bump, try rubbing the inside of a peeled banana peel. Remove the peel, cleanse the area, and then use an antibacterial hand gel after 90 seconds. The itching can be relieved using banana peels, but this won’t speed up the healing process. When I tested it on several mosquito bites, it helped tremendously.

Five, Saliva

It’s often said that “licking your wounds” is helpful because saliva contains natural disinfectants. When a mosquito or bee stung me, I tried using saliva as a remedy. My personal experience has taught me that saliva does not reduce inflammation but quickly alleviates itching. When the bites started itching, I applied saliva to them twice or thrice. I know it’s tough, but keep scratching even after applying saliva. After three to five minutes, you should see results. When I go camping, I use it frequently.

6-Baking Soda-Paste

Making a paste from baking soda and water is another approach. Combine the two to make a thick paste, using a ratio of 2:1. For around 5 minutes, apply the paste to all of your bug bites. Use cold water to wash away the past. If the person is covered in bites, this idea can be applied on a broader scale. Put some paste in a hot tub and relax. It’s effective for many insect bites and other skin irritations.

7. Ice

Applying ice can help reduce the swelling when applied to an injured area, cold speeds the delivery of chemicals that reduce swelling. For 5-10 minutes, provide cold therapy by placing an ice pack on the affected site or wrapping some crushed ice in a clean towel and holding it. You’ll get immediate relief from the swelling and itching. Before trying anything else, I always go to the ice. The swelling and itching won’t go away with only ice.

8. Soap

Bug bites can be eliminated by rubbing the injured region with a dry soap bar, which is both practical and straightforward. Faster than you can whip up any other home remedy, this one will have you feeling better in no time. It is suggested that you use a gentle organic soap. Use soap and cold water to wash the area, then apply antibacterial cream. My experience with it on bug bites and stings has been negative.

Toothpaste, No. 9

Putting toothpaste on an insect bite is a quick and easy approach to eliminate it. Toothpaste should be applied directly on the edge and spread around until dry. Piece by piece, the paste will come off, and you’ll feel tremendous relief. Once the pain has subsided, you can discard the toothpaste.

10. Onion

Finally, onion is a great natural cure for getting rid of bug bites. A potent healing enzyme found in onions can ease pain and speed recovery. Apply the juice from a sliced onion to the taste left by a mosquito. The bite will go away in a few days if you apply onion juice twice or thrice a day. For insect stings and bites, I can’t suggest this method enough.

That is helpful. Hint for All You Campers!

There is also something available for those out in the bush camping without the conveniences of home. Bug bites can be treated with mud because it is the most natural remedy. Wet ground applied to bug bites and allowed to dry can alleviate itching and swelling. As far back as we have records, this idea has been around. Bug bites can be avoided entirely by covering your face with mud.

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