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Information on Insect Bite


Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Insect Bite


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Bites from mosquitoes, spiders, gnats, ants, bees, scorpions, and other insects.

Notes


  • DEET is most effective against ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers. Caution: DEET can be toxic use with care.
  • Old remedy still works of placing mud on the sting ease the pain and swelling.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Quercetin
Importance: Very High
Comments: Bioflavonoid. Decreases reactions from allergies.

Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Anti-inflammatory. Combats toxins from insect bites. Buffered vitamin C or calcium ascorbate is recommended for children.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Calendula
Type: External
Purposes: In addition to calendula ointment, other types of hers that will assist in lessening pain, itching, etc. are cedar, eucalyptus, and/or tea tree oils. They are readily available in oil, spray, & lotions.

Citronella
Type: External
Purposes: Citronella candles placed strategically around your yard will chase off the hungry mosquitoes.

Goldenseal & Tea Tree Oil
Type: External
Purposes: What better way to rid insects than using nature's own insect repellents such as goldenseal or tea tree oil. They are also good to relieve pain and itching.

Lobelia & Charcoal Tablets
Type: External
Purposes: Mixing lobelia and charcoal together (both can be obtained from your local health food store) can be used as a poultice which can remove discomfort caused from the insect bites.

Pennyroyal Oil
Type: External
Purposes: Pennyroyal Oil should only be used externally or as an aromatica. The smell tends to send insects to search for a better meal.
Cautions: Do not use internally. Be very careful with this herb as it can be poisonous.

Advice


  • Alcohol will attract mosquitoes and horseflies.
  • Do not walk outside barefoot.
  • Do not wear or use hair spray, sun tan lotion, scented soaps, or perfume. You clothing should be fitted and light colors.
  • for an antioxidant use a cut onion on the bite.
  • For ocean anemone and jelly fish stings you need to remove the creature with gloves or a cloth and wash the area the sea water and apply rubbing alcohol and vinegar to the affective area. For coral injuries see a doctor for medical attention because coral can be dangerous.
  • If you have been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider see a doctor immediately.
  • If you have itching apply calamine lotion.
  • Mosquitoes are not attracted by b vitamins or thiamine. The best foods to eat with B Vitamins are blackstrap molasses, brown rice, fish and wheat germ. Do not eat sugar products this will attract mosquitoes.
  • Tick Bites you need to remove the tick as soon as possible to decrease the chance of disease.
  • Use soap and water to clean the affective area when bitten by ants or mosquitoes. Chigger bites you need to use soap, water and a brush to scrub the affected area.