Mosquito bites can induce itching and red swelling due to proteins found in the insect's saliva. Injecting saliva into the skin during a bite slows blood clotting, eliciting a response from the human immune system. The result is itching blisters.

3 home methods to cure itching from mosquito bites

Although most mosquito bite reactions resolve on their own within a few days, it is worthwhile to treat the symptoms.

1. Use apple cider vinegar to treat insect bites

Apple cider vinegar is also a good treatment for mosquito bites. Use it to moisten a cotton pad and apply it to your skin.

Apple cider vinegar not only alleviates unpleasant symptoms associated with mosquito bites (such as skin burning), but it also soothes itching.

2. Apply the mixture of baking powder and water on the bite

A paste made from baking powder and water can be applied to the bite site. When the paste has dried for 15 minutes, you can wash it off to alleviate itching.

Baking soda will also serve well in this position.

3. Apply bath salts for mosquito bite blisters

Salt is also useful for treating insect bites. It works especially well during bathing, so add it to a warm bathtub to reduce itching.

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