CDB oil for mosquito bites
My legs and arms have been attacked with full force by the filthy flying vermin due to the hot swamp that is the Southeast right now. The few online pages about CBD and mosquito bites said you should rub CBD cream on it, as CDB is an anti-inflammatory. While I don’t own any creams, I’ve been taking my daily dose of CBD oil by mouth. I feel like I’m not itching as much because of the oil. Is this a placebo effect? Or can ingesting oil reduce inflammation on the surface of the skin?
I feel your pain / itch! I got bit by those sneakies like 20 times while at work yesterday. Today I took some Advil pills (anti-inflammatory) and felt decreased itching for about 5-6 hours. Then the itchiness quickly ramped up again.
So my theory is yes, you can orally dose certain anti-inflammatories and still have reduction of itch from the mosquito bites.
Right now I'm applying CBD oil to the bites. Hoping it will help too.
Can CBD Topicals Help Mosquito Bites?
The list of positive effects of CBD cannabinoids grows longer by the day. When CBD is applied to the skin, it gets to work by focusing on balance, promotes cellular communication and soothes inflammatory processes. It is this latter activity that is important when talking about CBD cannabinoids and insect bites.
Why do mosquitoes bite?
Today it is relatively well known that it is only female mosquitoes that bite. They bite in order to be able to suck our blood which is rich in proteins that are crucial for the successful production and development of mosquito eggs. Since mosquitoes never know when they will successfully come into contact with a potential human host, they take their ‘meals’ very seriously! In just one feeding session they can consume up to three times their body weight in human blood.
A few more interesting facts about mosquitoes
There are around 3,500 different types of mosquitoes throughout the world.
Despite their short lifespan (2 months), mosquitoes have one of the longest traditions in the insect world. Scientists date their beginnings to the period of dinosaurs; it is their small size and adaptability that have enabled the species to survive until today. Mosquitoes don’t bite just humans, they are also partial to the blood of various animals, such as frogs and birds. Did you know that mosquitoes are just crazy about CO2? Exhaled carbon dioxide is the reason that mosquitoes discover even the smallest slit in a window or hole in a mosquito net. Practice makes perfect and mosquitoes have had a huge amount of time to perfect their abilities! They now have a special organ for detecting the presence of carbon dioxide, which they are able to detect at distances of up to 50 meters.
What happens when we are bitten by a mosquito?
The main reason that mosquitoes are always on the list of ‘unwanted guests’ is due to the annoying itching that occurs in the place where we have been bitten.
The itching occurs due to an inflammation which is caused intentionally by our immune systems.
Itching, redness, and swelling are the effects of insect poison reacting against the antibodies that are responsible for fighting poison in our body.
Why does CBD soothe skin after a mosquito bite?
When we are bitten by a mosquito an inflammation occurs in our bodies which appears as red, swollen, and itchy skin. CBD cannabinoids have a strong anti-inflammatory effect and are therefore effective in reducing, or stopping, the itching which occurs after a mosquito bite.
CBD balm that is rubbed into the effective area also works on the skin’s endocannabinoid system – this means that it accelerates communication between cells and the skin’s epidermis and alleviates excessive reactions which occur after a bite.
The results of applying Prevail’s SALVation CBD salve to the affected skin are:
Calming of itching
Calming of irritation
Reduction of local inflammation
What are the benefits of CBD cannabinoids over other remedies for insect bites?
CBD ointment is acquired from the green part of industrial hemp type Cannabis Sativa and is 100% natural
There are no side-effects (it cares for and nourishes the skin)
There are no restrictions on use (CBD salve can be used on any areas of the skin, as many times as required)