Everybody’s favorite time of the year is the summer, but not when the mosquitoes are present. Not only that they bite and cause extreme itchiness and whine in our ears, but also they are spreading diseases, in fact they have spread diseases to more than 700 million people around the world, annually.
There are many products on the market that you can purchase which guarantee that will prevent from mosquito bites and visits, but these products are filled with a lot of chemicals which can cause a lot of negative effects.
But there is no need to use these products, because with the intake of a single vitamin you will be able to keep the mosquitoes at bay throughout the whole summer. That is possible with the intake of vitamin B1, it is also known as thiamin. Most commonly this vitamin is stored in brown rice, liver, asparagus, yeast, oatmeal, kale and eggs.
This vitamin is highly beneficial for us, not only that it can reduce stress and boost our immune system, but it is also able to change the natural body smell which is attracting insects, mostly mosquitoes.
The levels of this vitamin inside our body might be decreased if you are dealing with chronic alcoholism, gastric bypass, Crohn’s disease or anorexia.
If you want to elevate the levels of this vitamin in your body, than you should increase the consumption of foods that are high in thiamin, or take 100 mg of vitamin B1 on daily basis. After a few weeks of consuming this vitamin, the mosquitoes will be far away from you, they will no longer be attracted to the smell of your body.
Treatment for Mosquito Bites
Rubbing apple cider vinegar, directly on the mosquito bite will reduce the itchiness and pain in that area.
If you also want to relieve from the symptoms of the bite or prevent from infections, apply a slice of onion or garlic on the area and leave it for a while. Also the applying on the area a little bit of calamine lotion will prevent from infections and soothe the itchiness, another great alternative would be the over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream.
Take a look at this recipe below that can also prevent and treat mosquito bites.
- Boiled water
- 15 drops of Tea Tree oil
- 15 drops of Lavender oil
- 1/ a teaspoon of Witch Hazel
Get a spray bottle (8 oz.) and fill it with water to the half, then add the witch hazel and the oils too, shake it a little bit, and then use the spray bottle and the mixture inside, wherever there are mosquitoes.