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My niece's kids get bit up like there is no tomorrow in the summer. Some blood types (Type "O" is the tastiest) are more desirable to mosquitos. The serum the mosquito injects when it takes our blood usually causes an allergic reaction... thus the itching and swelling.
I am NOT a medical professional... however, I researched some natural methods for treating bug bites and here is what I found that made sense: except for banana peels. That I included cuz I think it's HILARIOUS and you never know when your only course of action may be the pulling of the peel. Desperate times can call for desperate measures. Do with this info what you will, but I certainl;y hope it helps.
This "way-underutilized" home remedy can help stop itching due to its acidity. Diluting two or three cups of vinegar in a bathtub of warm water to treat all-over bites or putting a few drops on cotton and wiping an individual bite. Apple cider vinegar may be an even better bet, since it's slightly less acidic, and it's likely that the pH of itchy, red skin is off balance to begin with.
Just like (cooled!) tea bags can reduce under-eye puffiness, they can ease swelling on bites, too. The tannins in tea act as an astringent, drawing extra fluid out of the bite.
"Sodium bicarbonate is a mild alkaline compound that can help neutralize the pH balance of your skin," Dr. Linda K. Franks told Prevention. "This 'buffering effect' may help quell the inflammation that occurs at the skin's surface, easing your soreness." Try dissolving some into a warm bath and soaking for 30 minutes, or mixing some with a little water to create a paste to apply directly to the bitten skin.
The aromatic leaf naturally contains camphor and thymol, two compounds that can relieve itching, says Schultz. It's easy to crush some up and apply it to bites, or buy the essential oil and dab onto the skin.
While some people swear by this home remedy, there (perhaps unsurprisingly) isn't a whole lot of credible research to back it up. It “could” be that the sugars in the chemical makeup of the skin of a banana could be soothing and draw fluid out from a bite.
While it's primarily thought of as sunburn relief, aloe shouldn't be ignored in treating bites. "It's very good for itching and swelling and really is very soothing."