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Mosquito Bites – Home Remedies

Getting outdoors this summer is great, except for those pesky mosquitoes! DoctorsCare has some home remedies that might help

mosquito on skin

Why mosquitoes bite 

Mosquitoes are like vampires; the female needs a blood meal to produce eggs.

  • Male mosquitoes do not bite people or animals.
  • When the female mosquito bites you, it pierces your skin to suck up blood.
  • At it feeds on your blood, it injects saliva.
  • Your body reacts to the saliva resulting in a bump and itching.


Mosquito bite signs include:

  • A swollen and reddish bump appearing a few minutes after the bite.
  • A hard itchy, reddish-brown bump appearing a day or two after the bite.
  • Small blisters instead of hard bumps.
  • Dark spots that look like bruises.


  • Wash the area with soap and water.
  • Apply an ice pack for 10 minutes to reduce swelling and itching.
  • Apply a mixture of baking soda and water, which helps reduce the itching.
    • Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and just enough water to create a paste
    • Apply the paste to the mosquito bite
    • Wait 10 minutes
    • Wash off the paste
  • Use an over-the-counter anti-itch or antihistamine cream to help relieve itching.
    • Follow the product label instructions


Some mosquito bites can become infected and cause complications to worsen. If this happens, seek medical attention. If you suffer a medical situation that requires immediate care but is not life-threatening, DoctorsCare is here to help.At DoctorsCare, our providers are specifically trained in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. Visit one of our two conveniently located offices in Clarksville. We accept walk-in patients of all ages during all hours of operation. No appointment is necessary! Walk in, feel better!