Emu Oil for Mosquito Bites

Posted by Dee Dee Mares

When a mosquito bites it injects an anticoagulant under the skin to thin the blood making it flow quicker and longer so it can feast. In reaction, the skin releases histamine, causing the skin to become red and form a bump. If left alone, the swelling and redness will usually go away quickly.

If you scratch or rub the bite or if you have an allergic reaction, the little bump can swell considerably, be extremely itchy, or become infected as a result of scratching. A number of people also seem to suffer from a reaction which leaves them with small dark spots for long periods of time after the initial bite.

We’ve been using emu oil for years to take the sting out of mosquito and fly bites as well as bee stings.  Studies have revealed the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil, which helps reduce the swelling, but the oil also seems to work as a natural analgesic reducing the itching and pain. The individual compounds or mechanism for this process are still unknown and require further research. By relieving the itch you tend to lessen the scratching and the bumps heal quicker. People have also reported a lessening of post-bite dark spots.

Resources


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others-10255934/#ogmBi7jcJKwxldbf.99