WHEN bitten by a mosquito, of course you will feel a very annoying itch. Especially if the biting is a dangerous type of mosquito, of course you will have a risk of contracting the disease transmitted by the mosquito.
Basically, female mosquitoes bite humans and animals more often. This is because female mosquitoes can produce eggs after drinking human or animal blood. Unlike the male mosquitoes, they do not bite humans and animals.
When a mosquito bites you, it punctures the skin using its needles to suck blood. When mosquitoes are drinking your blood, they will inject saliva into your skin.
Your body will also react to saliva which causes bumps and itching. Some people have only mild reactions to mosquito bites. However, for those who have a stronger reaction, generally people will experience extensive swelling, pain, and redness may occur.
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Swollen and red bumps appear a few minutes after the bite. Furthermore, a person can also experience a low-grade fever, severe itching, and swollen lymph nodes.
Seeing the effect that can be dangerous for those who have an overreaction to mosquito bites, then this cannot be underestimated. Launching the CDC on Friday (20/8/2021), here are some ways to treat mosquito bites that you can do.
– Wash the bitten area with soap.
– Compress with cold water or ice cubes for 10 minutes to reduce swelling and itching.
– Apply a mixture of baking soda and water, which can help reduce the itching response.
– Apply anti-allergic cream if you have skin rashes and allergies with red spots due to mosquito bites.
You can also make a DIY paste that can be used as an ingredient to treat itching and bumps caused by mosquito bites, in the following ways:
– Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with enough water to make a paste.
– Apply the paste on the mosquito bites.
– Wait 10 minutes.
– Rinse and remove all pasta containers.
– Use an over-the-counter anti-itch cream or antihistamine to help relieve itching.