Ayurvedic Treatment of Bad Bug Bite - Home Treatment

Bed bugs are the brown-colored, oval-shaped insects which are of the size of apple seeds, and move very fast. Bed bugs survive on animals and humans, and after feeding, their body color changes to red. Female bed bugs lay hundreds of eggs at a time, and so it becomes difficult to get rid of them once they enter your house. 
These are generally active during the night and bite the exposed areas of the body, such as face, neck, and hands. They pierce the skin and withdraw the blood from the host body for about 3-12 minutes approximately. They can enter your house via clothing, luggage, bed, couches, etc. Their flat body enables them to hide in tiny space, cracks or holes. The bed bugs bites are generally painless, but may cause itchiness, swelling and redness. Here are some effective home remedies to treat bed bugs.


1. Ice Pack

Application of the ice helps numb the nerves of the particular area, which, in turn relieves you from the itchiness and pain. It will also leave a soothing sensation in your body. Wrap some ice cubes in a cloth and apply it on the affected area.

Note: Do not apply the ice directly on the skin.

2. Soap and Water

Washing the bitten area with soap will reduce the itchiness. Rub the soap on the bites and keep rubbing until lather is formed. After the soap dries, wash it off with the help of water.

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a well-known remedy to treat the itchiness caused by stings. Make a thick paste of baking soda by adding water, and apply it on the bite marks. Let it rest for an hour approximately and then wash off with cold water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer so that the area doesn’t become too dry and painful.

4. Lemon

Lemon juice is a natural astringent and helps heal the itchiness resulted due to bed bug bites. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball on the affected area to get relief. Or else, cut a lemon wedge and apply it on the bed bug bite.

Note:  Do not apply lemon juice on open wounds as it will worsen the situation.

5. Calamine Lotion

Calamine lotion dries the rashes and soothes the inflammation. Apply calamine lotion on the affected portion 2-3 times a day, to heal the skin fast.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar has anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties which aid you in getting fast relief from the bug bite. Apply raw apple cider vinegar on your skin, using a cotton ball. After a few minutes, wash it off with water.

7. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is another excellent remedy to treat the bed bug bites. It treats itching, irritation, and inflammation. Make a paste of oatmeal by mixing some drops of water in it. Apply the paste for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with the help of the cold water.

Alternatively, you can prepare oatmeal bath by mixing half cup of grounded oatmeal and a few drops of peppermint oil in the lukewarm water. Soak yourself in it for 15 minutes.
8. Toothpaste

Toothpaste contains menthol which is a cooling agent and helps reduce the itching and irritation caused due to bed bug bites. All you have to do is apply white toothpaste on the affected area and wash after 10 minutes. Repeat the process regularly.

9. Cucumber

Cucumber gives soothing relief to the itching and inflammation. Take a chilled cucumber slice or its peel and put it on the affected area for about 10 minutes. For the effective results, repeat the process 4-5 times a day.

10. Cinnamon and Honey Paste

Mix cinnamon and honey together to form a paste-like consistency. Honey will moisturize the skin and cinnamon will give you relief from the irritation. Apply this paste and let it dry before washing. Repeat the process on a regular basis.

Alternatively, make a paste by crushing some cinnamon and mixing some water in it. It will stop any further infection.

Do not use tea tree oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Don’t apply it without diluting as it may cause irritation.

11. Banana Peel

Rub the inner side of the banana peel on the bitten area to alleviate the stinging feeling. For getting quick relief, try this remedy couple of times a day.

12. Mouthwash

Mouthwash has got antiseptic properties which make it a very good agent to heal the bed bug bites. Take a cotton ball and dip it into the mouthwash. Apply on the bitten area.

13. Preparation H

Preparation H not only helps relieve the itching, but also heals the scars. All you have to do is apply some of it on the bite and repeat the process until itching is gone.

14. Mud

It is one of the easiest remedies to cure the bed bug bite fast. Take some wet mud and apply on the bite. Let it dry. Remove it with the help of water.

15. Aspirin

Aspirin can work wonders on the bed bug bite. Crush an aspirin and make a paste by adding water to it. Apply it on the skin and secure it with a bandage. Leave it for a night. The itching will be gone when you wake up.

16. Onion

Onion can provide you the instant relief. Cut an onion into half and rub it gently over the bite.

17. Garlic

Garlic contains strong antibiotic property and eating it regularly will accelerate the healing process. You can include it in your food or eat it raw as well.

18. Sugar

Take a wet cloth and crush a sugar cube inside it. Apply it on the affected area to get faster relief.

19. Potato

To remove pain and itchiness from the bite, you can cut a raw potato and rub the juicy part on the skin gently. Repeat the process as per need.

20. Water

Water helps a lot in alleviating the pain and inflammation caused due to bed bug bite. You can put your hand under cool or lukewarm running water, to soothe the pain.

Alternatively, you can damp a piece of cloth in water and put it on the affected part.

21. Deodorant

Deodorant can remove the swelling and pain instantly. Just spray a little amount of deodorant on your skin and see the magic.

22. Nail Paint

Weird, but it works well! Apply nail paint on the skin and it will remove the pain in a moment.

23. Egg

The toxins from the bed bug bite can be easily removed with the help of an egg. All you need to do is apply the egg skin on the bite and let it dry.

24. Spoon

Using a spoon is one of the easiest and effective remedies. Take some hot water and dip a steel spoon in it for about 20 seconds. Take the spoon out and apply it on the bite for some time. Repeat the process regularly, 2-3 times.

Note: Do not put a very hot spoon on the skin as it might burn your skin and irritate you more.

25. Alcohol

Alcohol is a very good disinfectant. Apply some alcohol on the skin and put a bandage on it, to hold it.

26. Salt

Application of salt will give you relief from the pain and quickly heal the bed bug bite. Take some salt and mix it with water. Apply the resultant paste on the bite until it dries off. It might sting a little bit, but will prevent further irritation.
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