The Mosquito Bite Nuisance For Mount Rainier, MD Residents
Mosquitoes seem to be present all over the world. This would be okay if all they did was merely exist. It is a fact that there are some species of mosquitoes that do not bite humans. However, there are some that do – like the Aedes aegypti. Moreover, the dependence of the female mosquito on a blood meal for reproductive purposes makes them a threat to you and your family. This post will look into this pest problem and suggest some solutions.
Preventing Mosquito Bites
With mosquitoes, you cannot afford to take chances. Just one bite from the bug could lead to the transmission of diseases like Malaria, Dengue, and Zika. If you are lucky enough, all you’ll have to deal with is the discomfort of a mosquito bite. However, here’s how you can protect yourself and the people you love:
The best way to stop mosquitoes bites is to cover your skin as much as possible – that’s why this is such an easy pick. This is really no fun when the areas you are traveling to are very humid but a lot of the mosquito prevention clothing on the market is made of pretty lightweight material and is comfortable to wear even in hot and humid conditions.
The Nosilife range of clothing by Craghoppers is the best mosquito repellent clothing I have ever come across. Read more at The Broke Backpacker…
If you are planning to travel to a place that’s notorious for mosquito presence, then you may want to consider getting some mosquito repellent clothing. You could also add a mosquito net to protect you as you sleep.
Identifying Mosquito Bites
Even with all the efforts to prevent a mosquito bite, it is possible to still get bitten. So, you need to know what a mosquito bite looks like and not confuse it with another type of bite, such as those from chiggers:
Mosquitoes are usually harmless creatures. However, there are certain types of mosquitos that cause various fatal illnesses such as Malaria, Pilaria and Dengue fever.
Red, itchy marks may appear on the skin as a reaction to a mosquito bite.
Some people suffer greatly with mosquito bites due to severe swelling that result due to severe allergic reaction.
This kind of bug bite rashes will disappear by themselves without treatment, after a few days.
Chiggers, larvae of mites, feed on fluids in skin cells and reside in damp areas with dense vegetation.
When chiggers bite, it leaves red, itchy bumps on the skin.
You may suffer for several hours with itching.
At the same time, you may also see small, red, lesions around the bitten area. Read more at MDhealth…
If you have an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite, it is advisable to seek medical attention. This will offer both the relief you need immediately and prevent further reactions.
Treating Mosquito Bites
A mosquito bite will more often than not cause an involuntary reaction to try and get rid of the sting-like sensation. What should you do – or not do?
It’s tough advice, but leave the bite alone. When you scratch, it creates openings in your skin that allow bacteria in and cause infection.
To relieve the itch and lower your chances of an infection:
Wash the area with soap and water.
Apply calamine lotion or anti-itch cream.
Put an ice pack on the bite.
Take an over-the-counter antihistamine.
If a bite causes fever, vomiting, or shortness of breath, call 911 or get to an emergency room immediately. Read more at WebMD…
If you successfully restrain yourself from scratching and tell your loved ones to do the same, you’re good to go.
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