Top 10 Remedies to Treat Mosquito Bites

Though you don’t feel the mosquito bite when it happens to you, the after effects of mosquito bites are very annoying and harmful too. Symptoms to identify these mosquito bites are swelling, itching, bruising, skin infections and skin rashes. They even lead to diseases like dengue and malaria. To get rid of these fatal diseases and other effects, you need to get rid of it.

Ideally, you need to prevent being bitten by the mosquito and this can be done with long sleeves and pants or through other protective ways. Unfortunately, if you are being bitten, don’t worry we have wonderful natural home remedies at our hands that can treat affected area as well as gives your symptom relief. To know them continue reading the article.

Remedies to Treat Mosquito Bites

1.Baking Soda

It is an effective spice in treating the itching caused by mosquito bites. It is alkaline in nature and it neutralizes the pH of your skin giving it relief from the symptoms of mosquito bites. So, to try this home remedy follows the procedure given here. Take some baking powder and dissolve it in a glass of water. Now, dip a clean cotton cloth in the baking powder solution and put it over the affected area at least for 10 minutes. Or else you can also make a paste out of baking powder and hazel and apply it on the affected area. Wash it with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.


Lemon and lemon juice work well for these mosquito bites. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of lemon make this wonderful for treating these bites. So, cut the lemon into 2 pieces and rub the inside or yellow side of lemon gently over the affected area of the skin. Applying lemon juice to the bites aids the developments of infections. You can also use crushed basil leaves with lemon juice to treat the mosquito bites.

3.Ice Pack

Coolness doesn’t allow the inflammation to spread over the affected area and numbs the area giving you quick relief from the mosquito bite symptoms. So, hold an ice wrapped in a cloth and hold it over the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes so that you can get relief from itching and swelling too. You can also put the affected area under the cool running tap or hold the cold bottle over the affected area to get the relief.

4.Tea Tree Oil

The antiseptic properties of the tea tree oil help in treating the mosquito bites as well as bacteria infected wounds. It even reduces the itching and swelling. So, use a cotton ball and take some amount of tea tree oil over the cotton and apply it over the affected area. You can also use cedar or lavender oil too. Better avoid using this tea tree oil if you have sensitive skin as it irritates you.

5.Milk with Water

This is a great remedy to treat mosquito bites. Mix equal quantities of milk and water and then apply it over the affected area using a cotton ball or handkerchief and you can get rid of symptoms caused by mosquito bites such as itching, inflammation, and swelling.


Just simply dabbing the toothpaste over the affected area can help minimize the itching caused by mosquito bites. For best results use peppermint toothpaste or toothpaste that contains baking soda or menthol as they contain anti-inflammatory properties that help treat these bites. But, don’t use gel-based toothpaste.

7.Garlic or Onion

Swelling and itching caused by mosquito bites can be soothed using this onion or garlic and even their smell repels the mosquitoes. So, you can either apply minced garlic or onion over the affected area. Leave it for few minutes before you wash it off.

8.Aloe Vera

One of the great remedies for treating mosquito bites is aloe vera as it is naturally an antiseptic agent. It will reduce all the symptoms caused by mosquito bites such as swelling, itching and pain as well as helps in healing the affected area faster. So, extra the gel out of aloe vera or bring it from the store and chill it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Now, rub the chilled ale vera gel directly over the affected area to gets instant relief.


It is a household antiseptic and rubbing it over the affected area reduces irritation caused by the mosquito bites and even reduces the chances of developing infections. So, take a cotton cloth or cotton ball, put a small amount of alcohol over it and rub it against the affected area. Though it initially stings slightly, you can get quick relief from the symptoms caused by mosquito bites. If alcohol is not available, go for mouthwashes as they contain a high amount of vodka or alcohol.


This is one of the simple and easy homemade remedies for treating mosquito bites. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties salt made it an amazing remedy for these bites. So, make a paste out of salt and very few drops of water that are sufficient amount to make a paste and apply it over the affected area. You can also make a paste out of garlic salt, seasoning salt and water and apply it on the affected area. Though it causes a burning sensation for first few minutes it gives relief. You can also take a swim in the nearby beach to get the natural salts present in the water to your skin. 

Bottom Line:
All these amazing natural remedies help you get rid of the mosquito bites and its symptoms. So, follow them regularly until you get the cure out of the bites and other associated symptoms. These remedies will certainly have an effect on you.

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