How Do I Stop Getting Bitten By Mosquitoes?

Are you already spending your summer days itching and scratching at mosquito bites? Stop the madness!

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Kingsbridge is here to offer you tips on how to prevent and treat mosquito bites this summer.

Why Do Mosquitoes Always Bite Me?

Do you feel as though you are always the one being bitten by mosquitoes? There may be a reason for it! Also known as mosquito magnets, some people are more attractive to mosquitoes for a number of reasons.

But regardless of whether you’re a mosquito magnet or just get an occasional bite, there are steps you can take to limit the bites.

Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

  • Pour out standing water near your home.
  • Prevent mosquitoes from entering your home with window screens.
  • Use insect repellent when outside.
  • Wear light-colored clothing.
  • Stay indoors during dusk and dawn.

What Can I Eat to Keep Mosquitoes Away?

Believe it or not, what you eat can make a difference in limiting mosquito bites.

In fact, some of the foods that you eat can also help combat mosquito bites by helping make you less of a mosquito magnet. Fill your plate with those foods this summer!

Foods That Repel Mosquitoes

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemongrass
  • Chili peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Beans
  • Lentils

Did you suffer a really bad bug bite? Visit the AFC Urgent Care Kingsbridge team today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan!


3700 Cahaba Beach Road Birmingham, AL 35242

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Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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