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My Guide to Insect Bites

Sep 1, 2008
No wonder they're the number one natural choice for treating insect bites, bee and wasp stings. They help in easing small pestering conditions, such as minor rashes, insect bites, and calluses on our feet. For insect bites: Mix a 5% dilution of tea tree oil with aloe vera gel.

Non-deet insect repellents that picaridin or lemon eucalyptus oil are just as good at preventing insect bites, but do not carry the inherent risks associated with DEET products. Feverfew blossoms in a tincture give relief for insect bites. Tea tree oil for skin care tea tree oil has been used effectively to treat acne, abscess, athlete's foot, blisters, burns, cold sores, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, spots, warts and wounds.

Eucalyptus is especially good for treating cold sores, skin ulcers, shingles and insect bites. Chickenpox was favourite, followed by insect bites, or a sort of skin infection commonly called impetigo, but and it was a very big but, the spots themselves matched the classical textbook description of Smallpox. Due to its antibacterial and antiseptic characteristics, it can control blemishes, treat insect bites, burns and skin inflammations.

In summer, this means relief from insect bites and allergies, in the winter it means relief from dry, winter skin. The juice is also effective for the treatment of minor wounds and insect bites by forming a "natural plaster" over the wound. Aloe vera products include aloe vera gels, lotions and soaps, which can be applied topically to cuts, scrapes, burns or insect bites for gentle relief.

Many products are now available for the treatment of psoriasis, acne, eczema, dandruff and itchy scalp, insect bites, digestive disorders and many more. Food allergies are responsible for more deaths than insect bites as well as reactions to medicines. For skin irritations, bruises, insect bites and stings, minor burns and poison ivy, an ointment made from the fluid extract or a poultice can be applied.

For a long time, doctors and herbalists alike have known about its use as a sedative, but also as treatment for wounds, burns, insect bites, stomach ulcers and more. Alfalfa Remedy: The plant has been used to stimulate lactation in nursing mothers, also as a treatment for dyspepsia, anemia, loss of appetite, and as a poultice for boils and insect bites. Echinacea's ability to aid in wound healing is beneficial not only for acne but also for insect bites and burns.

Research has demonstrated that it acts on the micro-organisms that cause common skin infections such as acne, canker sores, herpes, insect bites and nail fungus. Most commonly insect bites, ingrown hair follicles or jock itch. There is no vaccine and people should take extra precautions against insect bites when visiting African game parks.

Related species are used as an antidote to arrow poison, but we value the plant for its healing effect on burns, wounds and insect bites. The herb is effective for hay fever, asthma, and skin problems due to allergies and insect bites. It is also currently acknowledged by herbalists as a sedative and an effective treatment for malaria as well as a balm for wounds, burns, and insect bites.

One of the main ingredients, which are known as aloe, is derived from the inner part of an aloe leaf and is commonly used to treat burns, rashes and insect bites. It is being used as a very effective first aid remedy and against countless skin ailments, infections, cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and skin spots etc, tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide.
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Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of Free Affiliate Programs

For more information and resource links on bites and stings visit: Treatment Of Bites And Stings
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