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Natural Remedies for Insect Bites and Stings
by Tony Isaacs
(The Best Years in Life) During spring, summer and fall, oftentimes the bugs are as abundant as the sunshine - and some of those bugs can come with a bite (or a sting). The good news is that there is plenty of natural relief for those annoying (and sometimes dangerous) bites and stings.
First, however, a bit of caution is in order: make sure that the person bitten/stung does not have abnormal swelling or otherwise show signs of a serious allergic reaction. If they do, call 911 - because some people can die from bites or stings if they are not treated immediately.
Common Insect Bites or Stings
Here are some natural remedies for common insect bites and stings:
Other insect bite/sting remedies include mustard, ammonia, tomato slices, potato slices, and fresh garlic pieces or minced.
Brown Recluse and Other Serious Spider Bites
Brown recluse and some other spider bites can be very dangerous. If you get a bite that swells like a boil, with a red center that quickly hardens over, DO NOT try to squeeze or press on the swollen area or pick at it - you will only end up spreading the poison.
Insect Repellent Recipe
Herbalist Debra Nuzzi-St. Claire suggests combining the following essential oils to make a natural insect repellent:
Do not use this blend undiluted on your skin. Follow these instructions for diluting:
About the author
Tony Isaacs is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador online, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the American Chronicle and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 2800 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. Mr. Isaacs and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life Radio Show every Wednesday evening on BlogTalk Radio.
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