Don’t Scratch your Mosquito Itch first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.
The worst thing you can do when you’ve been bitten by a mosquito and have that infuriating, irritating itch is to scratch it. Not only will the relief from the bite be temporary, it will also increase the irritation due to inflammation, and contribute to the transfer of bacteria. So if you can’t resist clawing away at your delicate skin, we suggest you try this method first:-
For many of us, mozzie bites are an unavoidable part of life if we want the luxury of having our balcony door open on a summer’s night or evening drinks on the harbour. But apart from not scratching them at all – and come on now, let’s not get too crazy – what’s the most effective way of minimising the itch?
This is one of the rare occasions when our own immune system is fighting against us by causing us more of a problem than a resolution.
Another article we found suggests to ‘slap’ an itchy mosquito bite, although we think that perhaps the first method is preferable.
The Best Way to Relieve An Itchy Mosquito Bite (Without Scratching) – Yahoo Health
A mosquito touches down on your arm, and next thing you know, there’s that telltale red bump — and boy is it unbearably itchy. Scratching is nothing more than a distraction — a pleasurable way to direct your attention to something other than the itch that’s annoying you…
Our best tip is head to the nearest drug store for some over the counter relief and if symptoms persist, make sure you know how important it is to get checked out by a medical professional.