Essential Oils for Bug bites are numerous. There are plenty of natural remedies out there to help deal with your bug bites. Quit putting alcohol and other man-made chemicals out there on your bite that could be compromising your immune system. And last but not least, don’t take a pill to alleviate itching unless nothing else has worked.
Below are sub sections on the types of bug bites including possible transmission of other diseases when getting attacked by these pesky little critters. Insect bites cause 2 instances of being uncomfortable.
- The initial bite or sting you feel.
- The aftermath of sometimes torturous itching and swelling.
So it’s no secret most bugs bite you to feed. In the mosquitoes case it is drinking blood. Did you also know that horse and deer flies are also feasting on your blood. True Story!
So now we know why they bite and sting us but why does it itch so badly later on? Often times to the point of us itching our skin raw around the bite area.
The answer is called Histamine. When your body is attacked by an annoying fly or mosquito, it recognizes the proteins in their bite and mounts an immediate defense. This defense is called Histamine and it causes a flood of white blood cells to the affected area to do combat. This includes increased blood flow and swelling to help protect the wound. When the swelling occurs, the itchiness starts.
Essential oils for bug bites include Nature’s 86, Chamomile and Rosemary to name a few. Unlike the latter of the 2, Nature’s 86 will help keep the open bite from getting infected with its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
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To learn more about each individual bug bite please see our section below.