“It is astonishing how much worse one mosquito can be than a swarm. A swarm can be prepared against, but one mosquito takes on a personality—a hatefulness, a sinister quality of the struggle to the death.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald, On Booze
What is Insect Bite?
As the name clearly infers insect bite is a small mark present on the skin due to a bite of an insect. People usually get bitten by an insect in the gardens, parks or forests however there are some insects that can bite you at home too like mosquitoes and if you have a garden outside your home the your chances of getting bitten by an insect increase for sure.
As from the name we can understand that insect bite is caused by the bite of an insect so this is only a cause of this disease. If you are bitten by insects such as mosquito, flies, ants, bees, wasps, spider etc you are likely to have a skin inflammation. When they bite you may or may not feel pain and soon after it starts itching and you may start scratching and it turns your skin red. This skin inflammation is mostly due to the skin damage and allergic reaction to the bite. The condition you suffer from depends upon and varies according to the type of insect that bites you.
Although some symptoms vary on the basis of type of insect there are still some common symptoms of insect bites that are discussing here:
- Swelling of skin
- Rash on infected part
- Redness on infected part
Insects bites are usually easy to diagnose due to their prominent appearance in the form of red inflamed spot but you should go to the doctor in serious conditions to understand which insect bit you otherwise it is normally treated and cured within few days at home.
When to Worry
Some severe symptoms are also discussing here if you feel any of these symptoms then you should consult to the doctor for treatment and faster recovery:
- Breathing problems
- Rapid heartbeat
- Loss of consciousness
- Muscle spasms
You can treat insects bite by doing the following steps if your symptoms are not too problematic if you face any of the above mentioned problematic symptoms you must not try to treat yourself or wait for the bite to heal itself:
You should remove the string if it is present on your skin.
Wash your infected part with soap and water.
Clean your wound with alcohol swap.
Apply cold compress to release swelling.
Avoid scratching because it causes rashes, redness and infections.
Some precautionary measures are there that can be taken taken to save you from insect’s bites and stings, these are discussed below:
- You should wear full clothes
- You should wear neutral colors
- Avoid perfumes like flowers
- Keep your food fully wrapped and covered
- Use anti insects lotions
- Spray your rooms with insect killers
Home remedies to cure insect bites
We can also do some home remedies to treat the mild type of insect bites and some effective remedies are discussed here:
- Use creams and ointments
- Oatmeal helps you
- Crushed ice helps
- Baking soda
- Aloe vera
- Witch basal
- Lemon balm
Food which Helps in Insect Bite
There are some ingredients that you can use in your food in case you are bitten by an insect for relief. This should be dome along with home remedies or treatment. These ingredients are mentioned below:
- Garlic and onion
- Apple cider vinegar
- Chili peppers
- Beans and lentils