Why does mosquito bites itch? How to Relief the iItchiness? How to Prevent Mosquito Bites?

Cause of mosquito bites itchiness

The most common cause of inflammation from mosquito bites is dermatitis. Mosquitoes pierce the skin with their mouthparts, and their saliva or venom enters the skin. Because the mosquito's saliva or venom glands contain various antigenic components, these antigens can trigger an allergic reaction when they enter the human skin, causing inflammation.

How to relieve mosquito bites

When the skin is bitten by mosquitoes, it may produce a red and swollen itchy sensation. The following methods can help alleviate discomfort:

  1. Cold compress: When bitten by mosquitoes, you can try applying a cold compress. Cold compress can quickly constrict blood vessels, effectively relieving itchiness, and it works immediately. Additionally, a cold compress can reduce local blood circulation, decrease redness, swelling, and inflammatory response, thus helping to quickly relieve discomfort in the bitten area.

  2. Topical products: If the itching caused by mosquito bites is severe and you cannot perform cold compress for an extended period or seek immediate medical attention, it is recommended to use topical products that do not contain steroids and allergenic ingredients to alleviate the symptoms.

These products work by reducing skin redness, inflammation, and calming nerve endings, thereby reducing itchiness and discomfort. However, before using topical medications, it's best to consult a doctor or pharmacist for advice to ensure safe use.

Methods to prevent mosquito bites

With the arrival of summer, mosquitoes become a big nuisance in our lives. Mosquito bites not only cause discomfort but can also transmit various diseases. To avoid this trouble, we provide three effective methods to prevent mosquito bites:

  1. Wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants: Mosquitoes are usually active after sunset and during the early morning, making it easier for them to bite humans. Wearing long-sleeved clothing and long pants can reduce the chances of exposure to mosquito bites, especially during outdoor activities.

  2. Use mosquito nets and mosquito repellents: Indoors, using mosquito nets and mosquito repellents is an effective method to prevent mosquitoes. Mosquito nets can block the entry paths of mosquitoes into the room, while mosquito repellents emit odors that repel mosquitoes, reducing the chances of being bitten.

  3. Use mosquito repellent products: There are various types of mosquito repellent products available on the market, including sprays, lotions, and patches. Using mosquito repellents containing effective ingredients can, to some extent, repel mosquitoes and protect the skin from bites.

Recommended products fromCheng Kuang Pharmaceutical

Cheng Kuang Pharmaceutical offers products that can be directly applied to affected areas to relieve discomfort. Some of these products include:

Seek professional medical assistance

Although mosquito bites are common, they can sometimes lead to serious consequences. If you experience the following conditions, seek medical help immediately:

  • Sudden systemic allergic reactions, such as difficulty breathing, throat swelling, or facial swelling.
  • Noticeable redness, swelling, severe pain, pus formation, or discharge at the bitten site.
  • General discomfort symptoms, such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, or changes in consciousness.
  • Signs of infection at the bitten site, such as spreading redness, increased temperature, or increased discharge.

While mosquito bites typically cause only mild discomfort, the above conditions could indicate severe allergic reactions or infections. Do not ignore these symptoms; seeking medical attention promptly allows for appropriate treatment, preventing complications and unnecessary suffering.

Cheng Kuang

Founded in 1970, Cheng Kuang Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. has a history spanning over half a century. With the self-ascribed title of "Experts in Alleviating Pain," the company has been dedicated to the innovation, research and development, manufacturing, service, and quality enhancement of topical herbal medicines.