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Mosquito Bite Treatment

By Edited Oct 20, 2015 1 3

Bitten by a mosquito and need some itch relief? This article looks at a mosquito bite treatment that you can use immediately as well as others that you may want to consider having at home in case you get bitten again. If mosquitoes are a huge problem in your area, you may also want to consider getting rid of them with these products. Besides getting rid of them, mosquitoes can be kept away from your home and yard before they become a problem with a few simple steps, and if you are someone who frequently travels outdoors, you might also want to look at a few ways to prevent mosquito bites.

Treating mosquito bites

Mosquito bites are itchy, red, swollen and ugly and can also come with disease. Some bites may even be painful. Thankfully, there are ways to relief itch and swelling with products found at home as well as faster-acting creams and lotions that you can apply to treat mosquito bites no matter what your complaint is.

Mosquito bite treatment for itch and swelling

Itch is the most common complaint when bitten by a mosquito. Mosquito bites rarely painful but almost all of them itch and some last for days. If you have a child, he or she may be so bothered by the itch that an itchy bite becomes one that is blistered because of all the scratching. Whatever your reason, these mosquito bite treatment will relief you or your family of that annoying itch.

Use an ice pack on the mosquito bite

Mosquito Bite Treatment - Ice
Since you're probably looking for a quick temporary fix, an ice pack is the easiest way to temporarily relieve itch from a mosquito bite. Even if you don't have an ice pack, you could simply wrap a few ice cubes in a towel and apply it to the bite for some relief.

This treatment provides quick itch relief but can get messy as the ice melts. You would also have to hold it over the bite for it towork. An ice pack also helps a little with the swelling. If you want something that's longer-lasting and less messy than ice cubes or an ice pack, get the itch eraser below.

Use the itch eraser for effective and fast-acting relief

Tender After Bite The Itch Eraser 0.5 fl Oz. (Pack of 4)
Amazon Price: $17.00 $9.96 Buy Now
(price as of Oct 20, 2015)
If you're unfortunate enough to be regularly bitten by mosquitoes, this is something you'll want to have in your home in the first-aid kit or medicine box.

This treatment provides an immediate relief from itch and helps the bite heal over faster without making a huge mess. It works not only for mosquito bites but also other insect bites like the ones from fleas, ticks, and black flies.

The only con I can think of for this product is the slight ammonia smell. Otherwise, this is very effective for getting rid of itch. If you are concerned by the smell, the next treatments may be more suitable for you.

Mosquito bite treatment that also relieve pain

As rare as it may seem, some mosquito bites are actually painful (usually due to allergy) in addition to the annoying itch and horrible swelling. If I were regularly getting painful bites, I would probably be in a hurry to get rid of the mosquitoes in addition to using the treatments below that will get remove the pain.

Plesant-smelling mosquito bite treatment for itch, swelling, and pain

Bug Bite Relief .25 oz
Amazon Price: $45.00 Buy Now
(price as of Oct 20, 2015)
If the smell of ammonia is a concern, Burt's Bees bug bite relief chapstick smells much better and also relieves pain as well as itch and swelling. The pleasant smells come from the essential oils that are used in this treatment.

This is one of my favorite treatments for bug bites because it's easy to carry around in my pockets and isn't watery or creamy so it does not make a mess on my clothes.

It is quite expensive compared to other products for its size but good if you need something to bring around.

Effective cream-based ointment for itch, swelling, and pain

Mopiko Ointment Salap - Soothes Pain and Stop Itching - 20g Tube
Amazon Price: $6.27 Buy Now
(price as of Oct 20, 2015)
Mopiko is a Japanese product that is also used in many households in Asia. It relieves any pain and itching from mosquito bites and has a cooling effect when applied on the skin. It feels kind of like applying an ice pack to your skin except you're not really using one. Also, it's less messy without water dripping on you and lasts for a longer time.

Mopiko has a minty smell and can be reapplied as needed. It also works for other insect bites.

As far as I can remember, we have always had a tube of this in our house. Not only is it cheap, it's also very effective. If you don't mind that this is a cream-based product, Mopiko is definitely something I would recommend.

Prevention is better than cure

Effective as they are, no treatment is better than preventing these mozzie bites altogether. This is especially so because many species of mosquitoes are also carriers of disease. If you live in an area that is prone to mosquitoes, there are many inexpensive gadgets and products you can use to get rid of them. Even if you do not want to get a mosquito-zapping product, there are also things that you can do to keep them away from your family, the least of which is getting a net like the one below to ensure a good night's sleep without the threat of getting bitten.

Trademark Home Collections deluxe Mosquito Net
Amazon Price: $24.99 $6.95 Buy Now
(price as of Oct 20, 2015)
A mosquito net is a useful tool for preventing mosquito bites. Simply hang it over the bed and whoever is sleeping under this net will be safe from any mozzies or flying insect from the outside.
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Comments

Jul 1, 2013 5:20pm
curiosity44
Sarah, you did an outstanding job of using the Amazon Elements to explain how people can treat Mosquito bites. I never knew that there was an itch eraser. Great job!
Jul 2, 2013 12:56am
iamsy
Thank you! Yeah, it's an interesting product :)
Jul 20, 2013 4:09am
LiftMH
We call it the skeeter stick...
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