5 HOME REMEDIES TO TREAT BED BUG BITES

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Contradictory to the popular notion, bedbugs can end up at the most hygienic of the places. Anyone can be affected. It is pivotal to first identify if one has actually been bitten by bedbugs. In order to make sure, certain symptoms of bedbug bites need to be taken into consideration before trying the home remedies to treat bed bug bites.

  • Bedbugs have a distinguished bite pattern. Four to five bites may appear in a row or a zigzag pattern.
  • It is, quintessentially, a raised bump which is quite itchy and pinkish-red in color.
  • The bumps usually occur on the exposed areas of the body such as arms, neck, and legs.

 

Before implementing any of the home remedies, wash the affected area with a bar of soap. Work upon the lather, let it sit till it dries and wash off. This will help in getting a little relief from the itching and the infection will not spread either.

 

1. BAKING SODA

The most effective remedy involves making a paste of baking soda with water. Add small portions of water to the baking soda; keep stirring till it becomes a thick paste. Apply on the rashes and let it stay for an hour. Wash off with warm water. Baking soda helps in faster drying of the rashes so that its impact doesn’t widen.

2. LEMONlemon

Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help in healthy skin growth and reduction of marks. Absorb some lemon juice in a cotton ball and gently dab at the rash. Lemon acts as a natural astringent and clears the infection.

3. ALOE VERA GEL

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A miracle gel found inside the leaves of Aloe plant. Aloe Vera gel has many miraculous properties. It is enriched with Auxin and Gibberellin hormones which provide anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Apply Aloe Vera gel, combined with honey as a mixture on the bumps. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This remedy not only soothes the itching but also helps in keeping the skin hydrated and soft.

4. OATMEAL

Often considered as the healthiest breakfast item, a wondrous face pack, oatmeal has many benefits to offer. It is a great help for the sensitive skin and aids in removing dead skin cells. Make a paste of oatmeal by mixing some drops of water in it. Apply the paste for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with the help of cold water. Itching will be taken care of.

5. CINNAMON AND HONEY

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Cinnamon has many curative properties including effective treatment of skin rash. Whereas honey, serves as a natural moisturizer for the skin and tries to conceal the bites. Make a consistent paste by mixing honey and cinnamon together. Apply this paste and when it has dried, wash off. Repeat the process on a continuous basis.  Another way to effectively use cinnamon is by grinding it to make a fine powder. Mix with water and apply on the rashes. It gives a cooling effect and the itching gets calm.

The biggest solution to bedbug bites is to identify the symptoms of bedbugs and to get rid of bedbugs as soon as they appear. The home remedies shared above are very effective and give sure shot results.

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