Allergic to Mosquitoes

Even if mosquitoes don’t carry the widely-feared diseases, they are still nuisances. So much more so to those who are allergic to mosquitoes. The symptoms of the allergies can be as deadly as the diseases that mosquitoes are capable of transmitting.

There homeopathic remedies can be taken in before mosquitoes bite. Of course, you really wouldn’t have any idea when you are going to get bitten, but if you know you are going to be exposed, you can lessen your reactions by taking in remedies. Those who are allergic to mosquitoes may also try antihistamines so that their symptoms wouldn’t be too severe.

There are thousands of mosquito species in the world. While only a small number are disease-carriers, mosquito bites that are free from the deadly diseases can still result in severe allergic reactions. Children and those beyond 50 years old are more susceptible to mosquito bites. Admittedly, scratching the bites is basically like acting on impulse. However, too much scratching actually worsens it. It can cause bleeding, scabbing, and can even lead to infection. There are people who, no matter how they keep their fingers off the bite mark, still suffer severe symptoms than others. These people are most likely allergic to mosquitoes. They can best reduce their symptoms by taking in medicines way before they expose themselves to mosquitoes. The different kinds of homeopathic remedies supposedly work to increase the natural healing powers of your body.

For people who are allergic to mosquitoes, it is a good idea to find out how they can make themselves less attractive to mosquitoes. Aside from the age factor, there are people who are actually more “tasty” to mosquitoes. Bright, floral clothing will only increase your susceptibility. Choose colors like khaki, beige, or olive which are not the mosquitoes’ most favorite colors. Some people believe that certain fragrances from perfume, shampoos, and soaps are a great come-on for mosquitoes. However, it is also a fact that sweat is just as likely to drive them towards you. There are those allergic to mosquitoes who take a bath before going outdoors to lessen their chances of being bitten. Generally, mosquitoes do their biting ritual from dusk until dawn, although some species, especially those that carry the Dengue disease, prefer to bite during the day. Using repellent lotions and keeping much of your skin covered when outdoors should decrease your chances of having mosquito bites.

Mosquitoes are mostly present in areas where still water can be found. If you are or someone in the family is allergic to mosquitoes, it is advisable to survey your home and the area around for any still water. The best way to stop a problem is to kill its source.