Homeopathic remedies for insect bites and stings are gentle, but oh so powerful! They are natural, safe, non-toxic and can be used by anyone. The same dosage applies to all age groups.
Insect bites and stings
One of the most common homeopathic remedies indicated for insect stings that are red, hot, swollen and puffy looking at the site of the bite. The person may experience great stinging and burning pains, accompanied by itching. Additionally, there may be swelling around the mouth, lips and throat, which indicates possible anaphylaxis. Applications of cold compresses soothe and relieve the pain. Seek medical assistance in the event of swelling of the throat.
The homeopathic remedy Ledum is indicated for bites and puncture wounds where the injury site feels cold and becomes bluish in color. The person bitten wants cold applications for relief at the site of the sting or bite. It is especially helpful in stings from poisonous insects such as brown recluse spiders and ticks. Anyone who is bitten by a poisonous insect should be given Ledum to reduce symptoms. Seek immediate medical attention!
This remedy is known for its soothing effect on injuries to nerve-rich body areas. It is also useful after puncture wounds, including bites and stings. Shooting pains or pains with numbness and tingling are often experienced when Hypericum is needed.
Useful for insect stings from fire ants and other bites where there is terrible stinging pain accompanied by intolerable itching and blistering at the site of the bite. The area will be red but not as inflamed or swollen as one that needs Apis.
Indicated where there are large, bright red blotches or hives that burn and sting, have violent itching and a crawling sensation on the skin. This homeopathic remedy is especially useful in insect allergies and allergic reactions to bites.
Excellent homeopathic remedy for the prevention of mosquito bites. For those who are prone to attracting every mosquito in the area, it may be taken as a prophylactic or can be used after being stung to reduce the effects from the mosquito bite.
Also really good to have on hand, Calendula cream to be applied topically.
Dosing and frequency
A 30c potency, or lower (12c, 6c), is appropriate in most cases of treating first aid situation.
I suggest taking a dose (up to 10 granules, or 2-3 pellets) of the remedy every 15. minutes for the first few doses (3-4), and reduce to every 2-3 hours as the person improves. If no improvement after 3-4 doses you may want to look into a different remedy. The remedy can be repeated once per day for a couple of days after the first 24 hours. Stop taking the remedy after 2-3 days of improvement, or consult a professional homeopath for questions regarding continued treatment.
Where to purchase remedies
Homeopathic remedies may be purchased separately at many health food stores, or ordered from a homeopathic pharmacy.
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