Aromatherapy Treatment for Bites and Stings
A drop of Lavender or Tea Tree oils may be applied to the area ideally in a little iced water. This may be repeated every 10 minutes or so until the pain and irritation has subsided or it can be made into a cold compress and left on for a couple of hours.
Herbalism Treatment for Bites and Stings
A cold dressing made from an infusion of Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita), Elderflower (Sawbucks nigra), Lavender (Lavandula Vera) or Red Clover (Trifoliun pratense) can be use over the area. Other herbal help can be to use fresh leaves of plants such as Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) or Plantain ( Plant ago major or P. Lanceolata), or Yellow Dock ( Rumexcrispus) leaves- famous for treating nettle sting- directly on to the skin. Fresh onion may give quick relied from insect stings placed over the.
Removing A Sting
Some stings for instance from be, result in the sting being left behind in the skin and this should be probably removed first. This is probably best done by flicking the sting out with a sharp knife. Tweezers may be used but these can result in squeezing the poison sac of the sting and there by sending more toxin into the puncture hole.
Homeopathy Treatment for Bites and Stings
Two classic remedies are Ledum, the remedy of choice for puncture wounds generally or else Apis Mel when there is much redness and swelling around the sting. Use 30c potency and take a dose every 20 minutes until the symptoms are much relieved. If there is rash around the sting, apply a cold dressing sung 2 drops of Urtica urens tincture to15 ml( 1 tbsp) or water, if there are symptoms of shock, the remedy to choose is Amica,1 dose per hour hour 4 hours if needed.
Naturopathy Treatment for Bites and Stings
If possible apply ice to the areas soon as possible to reduce. Inflammation swelling. If the sting is from a bee there may be some value in using diluted bicarbonate of soda to clean the area; conversely if it is a wash sting it may be helpful to use diluted lemon juice or vinegar for the same purpose. Bites should the thoroughly cleaned before any treatment.