Mosquito Detox Information

Mosquitoes are vector agents that carry disease from person to person without catching the disease themselves. When a mosquito bites, it also injects saliva and anti-coagulants into the blood which often contain disease-causing viruses or other parasites. Mosquitoes are estimated to transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually with millions of resulting deaths. Of the known 14,000 infectious microorganisms, 600 are shared between animals and humans. Mosquitoes are known to carry many infectious diseases from several different classes of microorganisms.

One example is the mosquito genus Anopheles which carries the malaria parasite. Malaria causes more than 2 million deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Some species of mosquito can carry the filariasis worm, a parasite that causes a disfiguring condition often referred to as elephantiasis and is characterized by a great swelling of several parts of the body. Currently there are 40 million people living with a filariasis disability.

Mosquitoes or ticks are arthropods that carry viruses known collectively as arboviruses. The viral diseases yellow fever and dengue fever are transmitted mostly by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Other viral diseases like epidemic polyarthritis, Rift Valley fever, Ross River Fever, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis and several other encephalitis type diseases are carried by several different mosquitoes. Eastern equine encephalitis and Western equine encephalitis transmitted in the United States causes diseases in humans, horses, and some bird species.

Sometimes you don't see what it was that snacked on you, so you may feel anxious or nervous about it. Mosquito bites are fairly recognizable by the pale halo around the dot-like bite. This is called a "wheal". Depending on your reaction time, itching and swelling can occur from moments or up to twenty four hours after the bite. Interestingly enough, the first time a mosquito bites, there is no reaction. As you attract more mosquitoes and bites over time, your body begins to react to the proteins and enzymes. That is when the red bumps appear, usually within a day. More mosquito bites begin to produce a faster reaction and the swollen hive or wheal rises up within minutes instead of hours. Some people become immune to bites and show no reaction when bit; others may develop a mosquito bite allergy and exhibit more severe reactions to the bites such as blistering, bruising, extreme swelling, and prolonged itching.

Scientists have even discovered that the specific cells in the mosquito's "nose" identify the chemicals which make up the human odor; to the mosquito, some people just smell better and are more appealing to their senses. An extra whiff of carbon dioxide or a little extra perspiration and the mosquito is ready to target you specifically, even in a crowd. This explains why at a picnic or a backyard barbecue, there's always one person who seems to be the main course in the mosquito bite buffet while others are not even bothered by a single pest. The old joke about being extra "sweet" to the taste of mosquitoes is actually true.

If you appear to be one of those people specially targeted by mosquitos, it is likely that you are a chest breather rather than a belly breather making your carbon dioxide content higher. To ensure belly breathing, take a deep breath, your belly should expand much more than your chest does. Mosquitos are attracted to higher heat, so darker colors attract heat making you a likely target. You might also be deficient in one or more of the B vitamins. There are a variety of natural sprays you can make at home to repel mosquitos, search the internet for one you might like.

Our Mosquito Detox Remedy helps your body resist any infection or disease delivered by mosquito's saliva or anti-coagulants. It also balances the antibodies that develop when a person reacts to mosquito bites, like the welts and hives that typically occur. It also detoxes the chemicals often used to repel mosquitos, like DEET, citronella chemicals, etc.

Remember that our Liquid Detox is one of the most effective remedies for treating/healing bites and wounds. It is powerful at helping reduce pain, swelling and itching, and is very effective at preventing infection. You can apply it directly to the bite or wound or soak the absorbent part of a band aid (3-5 drops) in Liquid Detox and apply it to the bite or wound.