Treatment for Insect Bite
Garlic a well known vegetable for its anti inflammatory activities, has been used as a natural cure for insects bites in almost all civilizations. For this purpose garlic oil or the extract from the fresh garlic is usually applied instantly over the bite.
There are different Arabian remedies for garlic to use over an insect bites:
Use garlic for ant bites.
Use a clove of garlic to relieve the pain of a bee sting.
Use an ointment made of ground garlic on a wound even if it hurts, since this prevents gangrene. Also, you can clean wounds by mixing ground garlic in warm water and washing the wound with it to kill the microbes.
Rub a raw garlic clove on the spot where a scorpion stings you, and it will heal.
Garlic with Vinegar
Finely chop fresh garlic with vinegar to make a thick paste, apply this to insects bite. This helps to neutralize the venom, prevents swelling and protects from any future infection.
Mustard oil has a peculiar smell that acts as a repellant for the mosquitoes. If exposure to mosquitoes and other insects is expected, you can massage mustard oil to keep them away from the body. In the same way, lavender oil can also be used to ward off insects while working outside.
Cinnamon is a commonly used spice in Asian cuisine and very useful for different medicinal purposes. For the treatment of insect bites, cinnamon powder is used alone or mixed with honey to relief pain and swelling.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel a cure for a very large number of skin ailments, can be used successfully over burns to relief pain. This will give a real soothing effect to the burning sensations and the stinging ceases within seconds.
A tooth paste or even a mouth wash can be helpful for an immediate relief from pain of mosquito or other insect bites.
Vinegar is the best choice to counteract the effect of any insect bite particularly wasp. An immediate application will stop the stinging sensations and prevent any swelling. You can use any vinegar for this purpose but usually natural fruit vinegar is superior to the white vinegar.