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One of the best studied (Mayo Clinic) substances contained in sweat is lactic acid. Research shows it’s a key mosquito attractant, particularly for human-biting species such as Aedes aegypti. This should act as fair warning against exercising close to wetlands; a hot and sweaty body is probably the “pick of the bunch” for a hungry mosquito!

Mosquitoes survive by feeding on human and animal’s blood. They use their thin, sharp and elongated mouthpart to puncture the skin of the host and suck up the blood. You may not even notice when a mosquito bites you. But these small insects leave a nasty bump with a unrelenting itch, even for days after the fact. But did you know that you can beat the itch with things that are probably already lying around your house?

Some of the symptoms of mosquito bites are itchiness, swelling, skin rashes, bruising and irregularly skin infection. Mosquito bites can also lead to incurable diseases like malaria and dengue in some parts of the world.

Home Remedies to Prevent Mosquito Bites-

Here are some amazing and beneficial tips to prevent mosquito bite.

Tea tree oil -Tea tree oil has good antiseptic properties that can help treat bacteria-infected wounds like acne and mosquito bites. It also will helps in reducing swelling and inflammation. Simply use a soft cotton ball to apply some tea tree essential oil to the affected area. If you have sensitive skin, do not use tea tree oil as it can cause of skin inflammation. You can try other essential oils like cedar oil or lavender.

    Honey- Honey is well-known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This sweet substance is a common pick among natural remedy. It has hundreds and hundreds of years of medicinal history that supports its everyday use for a variety of ailments and bites. A small drop on an itchy bite may be just the relief you need.

    Aloe Vera Gel-The gel has been shown to have anti-septic compounds, and can help to heal minor wounds or calm infections, and may be a good bet for curative a insect bite. To try this, cut open a plant. Apply the plant’s gel to the area that is irritated. Cut the upper portion of an aloe vera leaf and squeezed the gel. If you do not have an aloe vera plant, you can use aloe vera gel willingly available in most stores.

    Olive Oil- Pure olive oil can be used alone or with other oils or in a mixture with vinegar. Application of a mixture of olive oil and vinegar can also give relief from the problem of itching from mosquito bites.

    Mosquitoes use their thin, sharp and elongated mouthpart to puncture the skin of the host and suck up the blood.

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    • Posted On March 30, 2016 by ketan


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