Toothpaste can help minimize itchiness caused by mosquito bites. Simply dab some toothpaste onto the affected area.
For faster and better results, use peppermint toothpaste as it has anti-inflammatory properties, or a toothpaste including ingredients such as baking soda and menthol. It is advisable not to use gel-based toothpaste.
Aspirin has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively control swelling caused by mosquito bites.
- Grind a regular aspirin into powder form. Add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for a few hours. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
- Another option is to wet the affected skin and rub an aspirin over the bite.
Many people get relief using one or more of these home remedies. However, if the swelling and irritation remains, consult your doctor.