Tips to Stop Itchy Mosquito Bites

Posted by Mosquito Squad
Tips to Stop Itchy Mosquito Bites

July 20, 2023

On a warm day, there’s nothing like enjoying the outdoors. But just as surely as beautiful weather brings flowers, sunshine, and inspiration for outdoor activities, it also brings bugs. One of our least favorite bugs is the mosquito. They’re so good at wrecking a warm night! With the right tips for what to put on a mosquito bite, it’s easy to relieve mosquito bites’ persistent itch.

How to Stop Mosquito Bites from Itching

The best way to treat mosquito bites is washing the area with soap and water, applying ice to reduce swelling, applying a topical paste with baking soda and water, and/or using a mosquito bite treatment such as calamine lotion or an antihistamine cream.

Other natural remedies for mosquito bites include:

  • Aloe vera
  • Honey
  • Crushed garlic
  • Toothpaste

To keep that itchy feeling at bay, we recommend applying your chosen remedy at least twice a day. This will reduce swelling and may make the bite disappear sooner.

How Long Do Mosquito Bites Last?

A mosquito bite typically goes away naturally after three to ten days. However, not everyone has the same reaction to a bite. Some people may take longer to naturally resolve a mosquito bite. If your mosquito bite isn’t going away, or if you have more symptoms beyond the expected itchy small bump, this may be the result of an allergic reaction called Skeeter Syndrome. Or you may have an infection.

Don’t take an unexpected reaction to a mosquito bite lightly. Mosquitoes are known transmitters of harmful diseases. If you are unsure of your mosquito bite’s severity, seek medical attention to make sure you haven’t contracted a virus.

What Does an Infected Mosquito Bite Look Like?

If your mosquito bite has redness that spreads wide around the initial bump, is swollen, and is warm to the touch, it may be infected. You may also get additional symptoms such as pus on the infected area, extra itchiness, a fever, and swollen glands. If you suspect your bite is infected, clean it with soap and water first. Then apply a topical cream, such as hydrocortisone, to reduce the swelling.

Reduce the chance of an infection by refraining from itching the bite, as itching can break the skin and allow bacteria inside. We know it’s hard to avoid itching. That’s why we’re sharing tricks and remedies to bring the itching sensation down!

Avoiding Bites Is Better Than Treating Them

The best way to deal with mosquito bites is never getting bitten. But how do you do that? With a traditional mosquito barrier treatment, of course! A barrier treatment from Mosquito Squad will effectively kill and keep mosquitoes away from your yard for up to 21 days. If you’re ready to enjoy your time outside without worrying about getting – and treating – mosquito bites, contact our team today for a  free quote, or call the Squad.