How to treat mosquito bites

How to treat mosquito bites

 

The itchy feeling that occurs after being bitten by a mosquito  is your body’s reaction to the event.  In most cases,  redness  and  swelling  appears minutes after the mosquito punctures the skin. Dengue Fever is transmitted by mosquitoes, hence, we need to take extra caution to avoid mosquito bites.  

Do’s:

l Wash mosquito bites with mild soap and water;

l Apply anti-itch cream;

l If it is necessary, take an antihistamine.

Prevention is the best strategy:

l DEET is widely considered as the most effective broad spectrum repellent against mosquito bites.

l Wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts and long trousers when going outdoor.

l Stay at air-conditioned or well-screened room.

 

Reference:

      https://www.healthline.com/health/why-mosquito-bites-itch