If you’ve been bitten by a mosquito and you only suffer from itching and redness, then there is nothing to worry about as this is a regular bite. You’ll forget about it within a day or two. You can use any known remedy to relieve the skin: you can put ice over it, make soda compressions or rub the spot with alcohol, etc. The scientists nevertheless advise using ready-to-use treatments, such as creams and ointments containing hydrocortisone as they will help stop the inflammation and itching.

If you’re allergic to the bites or you have noticed an extraordinary reaction of your skin to the bites (overall feeling unwell, intense itching, fever etc), seek medical attention as sometimes mosquitoes can carry diseases or allergy pathogens.

The bites are only a result of mosquitoes’ activity so in order to prevent repeat bites you’ll have to eliminate the mosquitoes infesting your place. In order to learn how to do it, refer to our article 7 Tried and True Ways of Getting Rid of Mosquitoes.