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Did you know that bug bites are itchy because your immune system is reacting to the bite? The body’s defense mechanisms kick in when bitten by a bug, protecting you from the biter’s saliva by flooding the area with histamines. Bug bites are commonly experienced during summer when we enjoy the outdoors. Getting bitten by these insects is inevitable, and knowing homeopathic remedies for bug bites would be incredibly useful in easing the symptoms experienced. Here are a few homeopathic remedies for bug bites that you should consider!
To understand how to handle these bug bites, the first thing you should understand is the nature of homeopathic medicine and its ability to treat your bite effectively. Homeopathic medicine is the art of healing through the symptoms we experience, and the pain and discomfort we experience in our body such as swelling and itching act as indicators of the damage which we have to manage. Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and have no severe side effects.
Bug bites can be categorized into two different groups, venomous and non-venomous bites. Venomous bites are often a result of self-defense mechanisms from these insects and can result in a wide range of symptoms ranging from swelling and pain to even anaphylaxis. Non-venomous bites are often a result of insects feeding on your blood, and while relatively harmless, they can occasionally result in the spreading of diseases that can get into your bloodstream and result in complex health issues, so understanding the type of bite is essential in the homeopathic treatment of these insect bites. Made from natural ingredients, here are a few different remedies you should consider acquiring for yourself.
Often dubbed simply as Apis, this is often the go-to treatment for stings, treating the pale pink, puffy swelling in the stung area. From hives to stinging pains, Apis is especially effective if the symptoms subside with cool air and cool applications. A dose of 30C is all you should require and can be repeated every 30 to 60 minutes if no change to your swelling is observed or felt.
Better for treating unusually large insect bites, Ledum is often referred to as the ‘bite master remedy’. Perfect for stings and insect bites that are cold to touch and feel numb, it treats puncture wounds such as flea, spider, or tick bites especially well as it addresses the redness and swelling with prickling pains around the affected areas. Consider having some of this handy remedy with you just in case!
Stings and hives are often accompanied by localized burning, with prickly heat from the rash causing itching. The rashes can look like red, raised blotches, resulting in a strong constant urge to scratch the affected area. If the symptoms worsen with contact with cool air, or with the application of Ledum or Apis, consider Urtica instead. Specialized in treating symptoms of hives and itching, it helps reduce scratching and discomfort.
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