Everything from a mosquito to a spider can cause serious reactions in the body. The problem is not the injury but what the insect leaves behind (the venom). This is a defense mechanism that is used when for example a beehive detects danger
When someone is stung by an insect the area becomes swollen, red, extremely painful or burning, however if the symptoms are, hard to breath, hard to swallow, disorientation, swelling of eyes and mouth and in some cases unconsciousness or death.
Nature gives us hundreds of insects that can bite or sting, but it also gives us an array of herbs that can reduce the itching and swelling, we are even going to show you how to make your own natural repellent as well. While we do not have any studies to show if herbal repellents are better then commercial counter parts they certainly smell better and we don't think you would want to rub toxic chemicals on your body.
If insect bites are an ongoing problem, talk to a pest control experton the best solution for your lifestyle. The earth is in balance, mother nature produces everything we need, is up to us to prepare and use what is given to treat insect bite with home remedies.
- Remove the stinger. Do Not squeeze it this will inject more of the venom in the patient.
- Clean the area.
- CrushPlantain leaves extracting the juice and applying it on de injured area.
- Insect bite home remedy - Apply toothpaste on the sting.
- A homeopathic remedy that can be very helpful is Apis Mallifica, 30x it reduces inflammation and pain, burning and stinging.
- A homeopathic remedy called Cantharis 30c is good for bee or wasp stings.
- A homepathic remedy called Carbolicum acidum30c is used in more severe allergic reactions of bee stings or black widow spider bites.
- A homeopathic remedy called urtica urens 30c is good for itching, burning and pain.
- Insect bite lotion.
- 1 tsp. lavender essential oil.
1 tbsp. vegetable oil.
Mix the ingredients and apply it directly on the injury. Do not use around eyes.
- Lavender stops itching and reduces swelling.
- Extra strength sting poultice.
- 1 tbsp. echinacea root
1 tbsp. distilled water.
1/8 tsp. lavender essential oil. 1 tbsp. bentonite clay.
Mix the echinacea, water and lavender. Add liquid slowly to the clay while stirring. Once mixed, the resulting paste should stick to the skin. Apply on the injured area. Store the poultice in a tight lid container, if it does dry out add water until moisten enough to stick to the skin.
Author: Dr Izharul Hasan