Mosquito and spider bites are very common in both adults and children, and almost all of us know how to treat them, but what about mite bites? These insects are very common in some areas and they also itch a lot, and especially children do not have that ability to control, not to scratch, that’s why we want to bring you some home remedies for mite bites in children’s beds.
What are mites?
Ticks are arthropods belonging to the arachnid subclass. They vary in size from 0.2 to 0.5 mm, so they cannot be seen with the naked eye. There are dust mites in the apartments. These mites are found in house dust and feed on the scales of human skin. The most important tick species belong to the Dermatophagoides family. Dust mites need 70% humidity and a temperature of around 21°C to reproduce. Dust mites are therefore more important in coastal areas and on islands. In the central area of the peninsula, they are a rare cause of allergy and they proliferate more in spring and autumn. We can find dust mites in mattresses, blankets, duvets, rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, stuffed animals or clothing. Storage mites are found in warehouses where food, grain or hay are stored. Dust mites release particles that float in the air and when you breathe them in, they cause allergies.
Home remedies for mite bites in children
Now we are going to see some home remedies for mite bites in children, they are simple and you won’t need to buy anything that you wouldn’t use in your day to day life.
- Ice: apply an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas for about 15 minutes every few hours as needed. It constricts blood vessels, minimizing the spread of histamine, which triggers the allergic reaction.
- Green teaTips: Store brewed green tea bags in a bag in your fridge so they’re already cold when you need them; Apply directly to bite. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that will help the bite shrink faster.
- Vinegar: Dilute white or apple cider vinegar with the same amount of water and apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball. The acidity neutralizes bee (and jellyfish) venom, soothing the tingling sensation.
- Basil leaves: Basil is packed with menthol and camphor compounds, which create a cooling sensation that helps eliminate itching. Crush the basil leaves into a paste and apply it directly to the bite. Cover with a bandage.
- lemon balm: As for the previous basil, crush the leaves and apply the paste directly to the insect bite, then cover with a bandage. Do you have a lot of bites? Fill a bath bag with lemon balm leaves and attach it to your tub faucet, then let hot water run through the bag as the tub fills. Step on it to soothe itching all over your body. This herb, also known as lemon balm, is a natural antihistamine that helps relieve itching.
- Milk: Apply it to the affected area with a cotton ball. Milk proteins calm inflammation and reduce redness and swelling.
- tea tree oil: The chemicals in this oil disinfect by killing bacteria and fungi, and also help reduce swelling. It is also believed to help prevent mosquito bites by acting as a natural insect repellent. Apply a small amount directly to the bite area. It can dry out your skin, so you may also choose to dilute it with a carrier oil, like coconut oil, before applying.
- lavender oil: Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It can also be used as a mosquito repellent. Dilute with a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil, before applying directly to the bite area. As a repellent, sprinkle a few drops undiluted on your sheets to keep mosquitoes away while you sleep.