How to Stop Scratching that Mosquito Itch! first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.
When you’re bitten by mosquito you know about it! Those blood suckers don’t let us feel the pain and irritation until a good few hours after they’ve feasted on us. Their needle noses are so fine that they don’t touch our nerve senses, however what they ‘pump’ back into us is a whole different story which causes that itch and the urge to scratch. Here’s an article to give you a little relief from the irritation.
When a mosquito bites you, it deposits a little bit of its saliva into your skin. The proteins in the saliva spark a mild allergic reaction from your immune system, which leads to inflammation and itching.
A few obvious remedies that you may have already tried and tested, with a few thrown in that you may not have thought about trying before.