Insect bites often cause one or more red bumps that are usually itchy and sometimes tender. Bee and wasp stings are more likely to cause allergic reactions than other kinds of insect bites. They are red and itchy, and they can be annoying as heck. These are the most common symptoms. Sometimes bites cause an allergic reaction. Bites can become infected by scratching. Insects, such as fleas can be found on domestic pets, e.g. dogs and cats; and also on birds. Treatment of Insect Bites depends on the type of reaction. If there is only redness and pain at the site of the bite, application of ice is adequate treatment.
Refrain from scratching because this may cause the skin to break down and an infection to form. Calamine lotion also assists relieve the itching. Some Home Remedies for the usual and unusual bites we face in our daily lives. Baking soda Make a paste using a teaspoon of baking soda and a little water, and apply to the sting. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. The alkalinity of the baking soda has a cooling effect and will neutralize the acid of the sting. Can also be used for pets. Apply fresh moist mud on the bite. This can be used for bites similar to this like bug bites, chigger bites and others.
For mosquito bites apply lime juice diluted with water over the bite. Apply forthwith sodium bicarb moist with water immediately after the bee stings. It gives immediate relief in pain. Applying rubbing alcohol over the bite helps to soothe the itch. You can apply an antihistamine cream which relieves the itchiness from the bite. Take an oat meal bath this will help to reduce the swelling and itchy feeling. Mix one teaspoon baking soda in one glass of water and rub the solution with a cloth over the bite for 15 to 20 minutes. Apply aloe vera gel, baking soda and water, garlic oil, honey, plaintain tea, safflower oil, or vinegar to the affected region.
Rub dry soap over the mosquito bite. It reduces the itchy feeling and the swelling. You can also use a banana peel which is to be used inside out. This provides relief from the bites. Another useful insect repellent is skin lotion. A homeopathic remedy that can be very useful is Apis Mallifica, 30x it reduces inflammation and pain, burning and stinging. You can use this remedy for wasp itch or fire ant bite. Household ammonia can be use as it helps to minimize the sting produced due to the bite. Prevention is better than cure. Don't wear perfume or scented lotions. Avoid brightly colored clothing outdoors.