LIFESTYLE NEWS - These unwanted insects belong to the same order as flies and are found in every land region except Antarctica.
Come summer, come mosquitoes. Did you know it is the mosquito's saliva, transferred to the host during the bite, that causes an itchy rash?
Ways to prevent mosquito bites:
Get rid of any standing water near your home.
Prevent mosquitoes from coming into the house (keep doors and windows closed from dusk onward, or use mesh screens).
Use mosquito repellent.
Wear light-coloured clothing, especially outdoors.
Stay indoors during dusk and dawn.
Try a natural repellent.
Natural remedies to help reduce itchiness and swelling include lemon halves (rubbed over the bite), garlic cloves, baking soda, aloe vera, salt, ice wrapped in a thin cloth, rubbing alcohol, toothpaste, tea tree oil or a paste of grind aspirin and water.
Sources - www.onemedical.com, facty.com
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