Female mosquitos suck the blood of mammals to supply their eggs with protein. Australia has over 300 species of mosquitos, and these annoying, vampire-like insects are the cause of frustration to adults and children alike. The symptoms associated with mosquito bites are caused by the insect’s saliva.
Signs and Symptoms
Occasionally, mosquito bites become infected due to our own scratching and itching. Our fingernails are full of bacteria and can cause infection should you break your skin while scratching.
How to Avoid Mosquito Bites
- Get rid of standing water. Mosquitos breed in pools of water that lack movement. If you’ve got standing water in your yard, find a way to fill it in.
- Wear long sleeves and avoid bright colours.
- Use screens on all windows so that mosquitos are unable to enter.
- Employ the use of mosquito repellent.
Mosquito Bite Treatment
For relief from itchy insect bites and stings, use mundicare® Itch Relief Gel or Spray.
Health Direct Australia states that you should see your doctor if you develop a rash, flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, headaches, joint and muscle pains, fatigue, depression and generally feel unwell.