Topical mosquito bite treatments can soothe and cool the skin, helping to reduce swelling and take away the need to scratch. How can you improve the effectiveness of topical mosquito bite treatments?
Cool the Skin
Some topical mosquito bite treatments, such as home remedies or prescribed antibiotics, work fast to reduce the symptoms of mosquito bites and to restore the skin. A good way to improve the effectiveness of a topical treatment is to prepare the skin in advance by cooling it down.
If your feet are literally covered in mosquito bites, fill a large bowl of cold water and add plenty of ice cubes. Then soak your feet in the ice cold water for as long as you can bear it (try to keep feet immersed for at least 20 minutes) and then remove your feet from the water and pat them dry. Soaking the mosquito bites in ice cold water will naturally reduce the swelling and itchiness of the bites. Once you have dried off, follow the medication directions and apply a layer of topical mosquito bite treatment.
Another effective pre-treatment for mosquito bite topical treatment is to apply heat. Take a hot bath and soak your mosquito bites in the hot water. Just be careful not to scald yourself. Hot water can be incredibly soothing for mosquito bites and make it easier for the next stage when you apply the topical mosquito bite treatment.
Follow Medication Instructions
When using topical mosquito bite treatments, always make sure you read the medication guidelines. If you are unsure of usage guidelines, speak to your doctor or pharmacist, who will be able to clarify matters for you. Do not expect instant results, as many topical mosquito bite treatments take a day or two before they start to work.
Topical mosquito bite treatments that are used on their own, or in conjunction with at-home mosquito treatment remedies, can significantly improve the symptoms of mosquito bites in sufferers. Improve the effectiveness of mosquito bite treatments by applying tried and tested methods such as cooling the skin, adding heat and following medication instructions.