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How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bite Scars

Updated February 21, 2017

If you have sensitive skin, you’re likely prone to mosquito bite scarring. Having one or two scars isn’t usually a big deal. However, if multiple mosquito bite scars are present on your body, you’re probably looking for an effective solution. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce and get rid of scarring.

Rub cocoa butter on the scar. Whether you have a mosquito bite scar or a surgery scar, cocoa butter is a popular and highly effective remedy. Simply rub the cocoa butter on the mosquito bite every day and the bite will gradually fade. Even if the scar doesn’t completely disappear, the cocoa butter improves its appearance.

Purchase creams proven to reduce the appearance of bite scars. There are several products on the market purposed to get rid of mosquito bite scars. Visit your local pharmacist and inquire about different remedies. Products such as Mederma are available at local chemists and effectively fade old and new bite scars.

Use Vitamin E or aloe vera. This lotions and oils are excellent moisturisers. However, if you need to get rid of a mosquito bite scar, both products can help achieve this goal. Vitamin E and aloe vera can improve scar tissue, and ultimately fade the mosquito bite scar. In addition, both products soften and moisturise the skin.

Visit a dermatologist. Minor mosquito bite scarring can be self-treated with over-the-counter products. However, if you have several dark, unsightly scars, make an appointment with a dermatologist. They can prescribe a medication, or recommend surgical procedures to remove scars.

Prevent future mosquito bite scars. The best way to deal with ugly mosquito bite scars is to avoid them. If you’re prone to scarring, spray bug repellent before going outdoors and keep your arms and legs covered.

Things You'll Need

  • Cocoa butter
  • Mederma
  • Vitamin E
  • Aloe vera
  • Dermatologist
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About the Author

Valencia Higuera is a freelance writer from Chesapeake, Virginia. She has contributed content to print publications and online publications such as Sidestep.com, AOL Travel, Work.com and ABC Loan Guide. Higuera primarily works as a personal finance, travel and medical writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/journalism from Old Dominion University.