It happens every summer. The heat arrives, the presence of insects increases in our cities and the annoying mosquito bites arrive. These small animals proliferate with the high temperatures and, in one way or another, end up affecting most people.
Most of the time it is of little relevance to health, but nevertheless, stings are uncomfortable and annoying.and lead us to spend a few days scratching the affected area. Therefore, it is normal to try to find measures to prevent this from happening.
One of the moments when we are most bitten by mosquitoes is during the night, since at the time of sleep we are not alert before itching or buzzing and we cannot react or try to avoid the sting.
In case you are one of those people who are most affected by the problem, we raise in the following lines several. advice to try to avoid mosquito bites at night.
1- Install mosquito nets
If you are one of those who prefer to sleep with the window open, something quite common in the summer months, you will appreciate having these. protective barriers consisting of a grid fine enough to keep out even the tiniest insects.
2- Use repellents
There are many types of products that try to prevent insects from approaching a person. It should be made clear that repellent does not kill the mosquito, but tries to prevent the mosquito from approaching the area of application.
Repellents may be cutaneous, in the form of. spray, wipe, lotion or ‘roll-on’, in the form of a citronella bracelet, or specific for clothing.
3- Choose your pajamas carefully
Maybe in summer it is not the most advisable thing to do, but sleeping in pajamas of long sleeves will provide an extra barrier that will prevent most of the bites. If you are not satisfied with this option, you can opt for light colors, as they repel more light and thus scare away insects.
4- Do not use sweet smells
If before going to sleep you take a shower, apply creams or perfume, try to avoid this type of odor in shampoos, soaps, lotions or colognes, as they are more attractive to mosquitoes.
5- Use vaporizing plugs
There are various products that, when placed in a plug of the room, they are progressively detaching substances that act as repellents insect repellents. They can be purchased in any supermarket, are easy to use and consume very little energy.
What to do if the sting has already occurred.
When protective measures have had no effect and the mosquitoes have already left their bites on our skin, we can take into account a series of considerations that will help the itching to be relieved as quickly as possible and the annoying ‘welts’ to disappear as soon as possible.
Do not scratch: You will only make the tiny lesion itch more and more, and you may even injure yourself.
Wash the affected area with soap and water.
Apply cold if you need to reduce the inflammation produced.
In cases where the inflammation is of importance, apply. corticosteroid creams can help your healing.