The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Insect bites and Stings-

For bee stings, remove the stinger as quickly as possible, taking care not to squeeze more venom into the skin- a fingernail or tweezers work well. For stings, applications of baking soda, vinegar, salt or meat tenderizer may be helpful. If there is more than local swelling at the site of the bite or sting or if the you experience any breathing difficulties, get medical attention immediately. If you know you allergic to stings, be sure to carry a bee sting kit with you at all times and know how to use it.

Calendula- apply salve or cream to the bite several times a day

Aloe- apply the gel to the bite or sting several times a day

Nettle- Stinging nettle leaf is very helpful for allergies. I have personally found it to help relieve the itching of mosquito bites.
Freeze-dried leaf in capsules- 300 mg three times a day.

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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