New Delhi: Feeling itchy and scratchy after being eaten alive by hungry insects? These chemical-free, all-natural remedies can help—fast!
Home Remedies for Insect Bites
Honey has powerful anti-microbial properties that helps relieve the itching sensation and also, prevent infection. Take a clean cloth or a cotton ball, dip into honey and apply this onto the affected parts.
A mixture of cider vinegar and lemon juice may be applied on the affected area with a cotton ball.
Aloe vera gel is a natural antiseptic agent that is very effective in treating insect bites. Take a fresh aloe vera leaf, simply cut it open and rub it onto the affected area to reduce the swelling, pain and itching sensation.
Onion contains enzymes that help break down the inflammatory compounds. Cut a slice of onion and rub it over the affected part.
Baking soda is another ingredient that is used for treating insect bites. Take a teaspoon of baking soda and add a few drops of water, mix well till it makes a paste. Apply this paste gently onto the affected area, leave for a few minutes and wash off with warm water.
Papaya has medicinal enzymes that can heal the bites of insects. Slice a raw papaya and apply on the affected part to slow down the swelling effect.
Tea tree oil serves as anesthesia. It can be applied externally on the affected part to reduce the swelling of insect bites.