Mosquito bite always itches like an allergy. When a mosquito comes to your exposed body part, you don’t feel it’s biting when it flies away, then you feel itching.
And as much you scratch it, itching increases more. It becomes a small bumpy structure and becomes red.
In the summer season, everybody resides outside primarily, and mosquito has a more incredible opportunity to suck your blood.
When mosquitoes bite our skin, they penetrate a needle-like mouthpart called a proboscis.
Saliva from its mouth also penetrates our skin. Its saliva has the property to anesthetized skin and also not clot the blood.
When a female mosquito bites, it transfers its saliva into the body.
Its saliva contains some protein that is irritating to our skin. When a mosquito leaves, the skin immune system of our body
resists it and starts itching and swelling like bump start arising on our skin.
Our immune system has a protein called histamine, which creates swelling on our skin.
Histamine increases the blood flow around the biting area and increases the WBCs, which start streaming through the skin.
Histamine sends signals to nerves around the bite, so itching remains continue.
Some people don’t have such kind of response as their immune system does not react to mosquito saliva.
To avoid itching, we should prevent mosquitoes. Mosquito saliva is harmless but carries dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, etc.
Avoiding mosquitoes from your home can save you from harmful diseases.
To treat the itching, we should apply some remedies.
Use antihistamines, heat, honey, corticosteroid cream, aloe vera pulp, and basil oil. These all remedies reduce itching and inflammation.