The insect bite injects the venom substances in the body and causes pain or allergic reaction. The insect bites and stings may cause a small or severe reaction depends on the sensitivity against the insect venom. It causes stinging sensation, skin redness, annoying itching or swelling. Some insect bites result in painful joints, fever, swollen glands and hives.
Home Remedies For Pain Relief From Insect Bites
Ice Or Wet Cloth
For an instant relief from the insect bite and sting, keep an ice pack or a wet and cool cloth on the affected area. When using an ice pack, it is suggested to keep a cloth between the ice pack and the skin and keep ice for only 15 minutes at a time.
Aloe vera possesses an anti-inflammatory property which aids in healing the itching sensation. For more effective relief from the insect bite, store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator as it will provide you with its cooling effect for the itchiness.
Basil plays a vital role in repelling mosquitoes and due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it facilitates in soothing the itching and swelling caused by insect bite. Rub the basil leaves on the affected area for instant soothing.
This plant contains sufficient amounts of vitamin C and is quite helpful for any kind of insect bite. During any insect bite, the patients need to take 1 cup of warm rose hip tea once a day to improvise the skin cells and get relieve from pain.