How to Treat a Bug Bite

How to Treat a Bug BiteSummer is here. The sky is blue. The sun is shining. The weather is beautiful. Everybody is happy and looking for fun. But those nasty little bugs are looking for your flesh. They just love to sink their sharp teeth into your skin. They bite and get you upset, right? First let's look where the danger comes from and then we will figure out how to prevent and treat a bug bite.

Here are a few common bugs that bite:

• Mosquitos
• Ticks
• Fleas
• Chiggers
• Mites
• Bed bugs
• Some biting flies and ants

In some cases it helps to know which bug bit you. But our concern is to get rid of the bite effects first.

If you are bitten by a bug you will notice:
• bumpy swelling
• red spots
• itching
• rash
• irritation

If you experience an allergic reaction - chances are that you are bitten by a poisonous bug. In this case you need to see a doctor immediately.
In other cases an over the counter creams might help. But we will concentrate on natural remedies.

How People Treat Bug Bites Around the Globe
Mix some baking soda with water. Make it like paste with a little more water. Apply it to the itchy spot. It will help. Use ice to reduce itching.

How to Treat Bug Bites With Essential Oils Mix
Make a mix of:
• 1 drop lavender essential oil
• 1 drop peppermint essential oil
• 1 drop tea tree essential oil

Mix it and apply to the affected area. In many cases it provides instant relief.

To prevent bug bites wear long sleeves. Also, use home-made repellants that consist of essential oils: cedarwood, basil, citronella, juniper and lemon. Mix with grain alcohol, shake it and store in refrigerator. Dab on the skin to discourage the bugs from biting you.