Dr. Oz Talks About Mosquito Bite Tips, Natural Repellants, and Poison Ivy Lotion Home Remedy
It’s hard to fully enjoy all of the fun outdoor summertime activities when the mosquito’s are out attacking you. Dr. Oz said that some people even suffer from “skeeter syndrome” which can even cause infections. Dr. Oz invited Dr. Clifford Bassett on to the show to talk about “skeeter syndrome” and why you shouldn’t ignore mosquito bites that cause a rash. Dr. Bassett explained that skeeter syndrome is an infection caused by mosquito bites. Symptoms will be a dark red rash and for some people can lead to infections that result in blistering.How To Treat Mosquito BitesDr. Basset said that you should have a mosquito bite first aid kit to keep on hand during the summer. Here is what a first aid kit should consist of :
- Mild soap – Helps to clean bacteria from the area
- Ice – Reduces redness and swelling caused by mosquito bites
- Oral antihistamine – Helps to reduce itching symptoms
- Topical steroid cream – Reduces swelling & itching discomfort
Natural Mosquito Repellents
Dr. Bassett explained to Dr. Oz that 40 percent of people in this country don’t use bug repellents. He said chemical repellents are an effective way to keep from being bit bit mosquito’s or other bugs but they aren’t for everyone. He said that there are natural mosquito repellents that are effective. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil is an effective natural repellent but you will need to apply it more often than chemical bug repellents.Poison Ivy Lotion & Home Baking Soda RemedyAnother summertime ailment for many people is poison ivy. It sure is hard to enjoy nature and outdoor activities if you are allergic to poison ivy. Dr. Oz said the phrase “Leaves of 3, let it be”. Dr. Bassett said that you have to be careful because poison ivy can grow on a vine or even on shrubs and bushes. Here is a home poison ivy remedy to help treat the itching :
- Mix 3 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water to make a paste to help relieve poison ivy symptoms
Poison Ivy Lotion
Apply Poison Ivy Lotion to your skin before you are going to be going outdoors where poison ivy may be located.
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