True enough, it is very annoying to feel the itchiness of bug bites most especially if they are invisible. While you cannot see the bugs and do something to end their evil deeds, you are also deprived of the chance to do your activities without the hassle of scratching your skin because of the itch. Of course, it is not advisable to scratch your skin especially because it may damage to skin, irritate the itch and may even cause infection. If you are wondering how to remedy the itch of invisible bug bites, then here are simple steps you can follow.
All you need are two ingredients: baking soda and water. Prepare a bowl and a tablespoon. If necessary, have a strip of gauze.
- Clean your bowl and tablespoon first and make sure that the water you are going to fill it with is clean as well. Scoop three to four tablespoons of baking soda (Bicarb of Soda) and place them in a bowl. In order to make a paste, you must add a little amount of water. The more water you put, the thinner the paste you will produce.
- Apply the paste onto the itch. Consider the surface area of the affected skin. Do you need to keep moving after doing this? If so, you can prepare a strip of gauze and cover the affected area. By means of doing this, you can prevent the dried paste from coming off.
- The covering of gauze is only an option; you can lie on your back for the sake of simplicity. As much as possible, avoid strenuous activity or lessen your movements to keep the paste intact on the itch.
- After a while, brush the dried paste off your skin. Do not simply brush it off because too much or careless brushing may cause you to start itching again.
- Some people prefer having a hot shower in order to relieve the itch of invisible bug bites. You can do this provided that you take good care of the itch as far as cleaning it is concerned. Run hot water to the affected area of the skin and use a cube of ice later on to soothe the itchiness.
- Make sure that you clean your environment as often as possible, to reduce the chances of having hazardous bugs lurking around. Preventing bites from invisible bugs may also be done through wearing of pants and long sleeves whenever you have to venture into fields and places that are surrounded by trees and plants. Insect repellents may also be applied on the skin. Carefully read the instructions in order to maximize their usefulness.
If you think that the bug bite has caused more harm than just an itch, then it would be best to consult a physician.