One of the most common downsides to being outdoors in Texas during the summer months is insect bites. And those bites can come from a number of varying offenders ranging from chiggers and fleas to spiders and mosquitoes – any one of which might prompt you to search for an “emergency room near me” for insect bites treatment in San Antonio.
Express ER in San Antonio is equipped to handle insect bites of all varieties in our well-appointed emergency care facility, but there are a few things you can try at home to stop the itch of mosquito bites – usually the number one complaint of a pesky insect attack!
If you’ve already had your morning tea, this tip will work perfect! Apply a cold, used tea bag that’s been placed in the refrigerator to help sooth mosquito bites. Some people will keep a small supply of used tea bags in their refrigerators at home or their ice chests when outdoors for this exact use during the hot summer months.
Mix these two ingredients together until they form the consistency of a thick paste. Next, apply the mixture directly to the areas that have been bitten by mosquitoes and let it rest for about 5 or 10 minutes, or until it dries. The paste mixture can be a little messy if you move around a lot, so try to remain still during the drying process. After the itch starts to subside, rinse the area with warm water.
That’s right – if you soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and then hold it against the mosquito-bitten area for about five minutes, the saturation from the cotton ball will slowly start to sooth the itchiness from the bite.
Nothing smells like summer more than lavender, and it just so happens that oil from this fragrant flower is also a great natural remedy against the inflammation quality that causes itchiness from mosquito bites. Similar to the tip above, why not keep a small bottle of lavender oil on hand in your refrigerator or in your ice chest for this exact use?
Similar to the concept of the cold tea bag, you can use other things that are cold to help relieve itchiness from a mosquito bite. One suggestion that you can use indoors is to apply a cold compress to the affected area, and if you’re outdoors and have a cooler, you can use some of the readily-available ice!