Why do mosquito bites itch?
Only the females sting because they need the blood meal to lay eggs. With their sharp-edged proboscis they scratch the skin of their “victim” and initially give some of their saliva in the injection site. Among other things, the substances contained therein have an anticoagulant effect – so that the blood remains liquid and can then be absorbed by the mosquito.
In the human body, however, saliva can also trigger an allergic reaction. The consequences are redness of the skin, wheals (swelling) and itching. You should never scratch any itchy mosquito bites; on the one hand, bacteria could get into the open puncture site and this can inflame; on the other hand, swelling and itching are intensified by the scratching. If the puncture site swells more or if it is in an unfavorable position, you should go to the doctor.
What helps against mosquito bites: Liquid Clean Kombi
First, to protect the injection site from bacteria and then to relieve the itching, Liquid Clean Kombi is ideal. While Liquid Clean Wound Irrigation disinfects the skin, the Liquid Clean Gel has a cooling and itch soothing effect.
The following steps should be taken into account when using Liquid Clean Kombi:
- Clean the puncture site under clean water.
- Spray the area with Liquid Clean Wound Irrigation to effectively remove bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
- Apply a thin layer of Liquid Clean Gel. The hydrogel cools, reduces itching and burning