We all know how painful and uncomfortable a bite or sting can be. With warmer weather here, and Summer on the horizon, make sure you’re fully prepared. Don’t let a bite or sting ruin your family picnic, days out and leisure activities.
Whether it’s wasps, hornets and bees, or fleas, spiders and midges, what usually follows is a red, swollen lump on the skin, which may be painful and is likely to be very itchy. Sometimes, this can cause a mild allergic reaction and a larger area of skin around the bite or sting becomes swollen, red and painful.
If you get a severe allergic reaction, causing symptoms such as breathing difficulties, dizziness, and a swollen face or mouth, you should seek urgent medical treatment.
However, for everyday stings and bites, homeopathy is a natural, safe and gentle option which you can try for your whole family. It promotes the body’s natural ability to heal., and is kind to your body and the environment.
Ledum is perhaps the most important remedy for insect and animal bites, and can relieve the discomfort and protect against complications. A bite requiring Ledum is likely to be a pale swelling, although it may feel hot.
If the area around the sting is red, hot, stinging and puffy, then Apis is the remedy to try. Bites that need Apis are sensitive to touch and heat, and better from cold applications. If the pain and itching is relieved by warmth then this is not the remedy.
You could even get a homeopathic remedy kit to keep at home so you’re fully prepared for bites, stings, and a range of other ailments, which can be bought from the homeopathic pharmacies.
If you prefer to consult a properly registered practitioner in your area, who can tailor your treatment to you individually using their training and experience, you can find one here on the find a homeopath website.