Thursday, April 30, 2009

Home Remedy--Insect Bites

Well, spring is here and that means that soon we'll be spending more time outdoors and most of us will be getting bit or stung by some pesky insect or other.

Insect Bites
*Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply. This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites and is also an effective remedy for diaper rash.

Try to wear less perfumes as many insects will drawn to you by the scent. At our house we use rubbing alcohol to stop the itch of skeeter bites, but you should only do this before you start scratching. If you've already broken the skin and then put on the alcohol...yeoouch...it is really gonna burn.

Bee Stings
*Use meat tenderizer-Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply. This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites.
*Make a paste with crushed aspirin and water and apply liberally to the sting.
*When you get a bee sting spit in some dirt and make mud. Apply the mud for 15 minutes this helps bring the stinger quickly and helps the pain go away. Great idea to try if your away from home, camping, hiking or whatever.
*Sprinkle an alka-seltzer tablet with enough water to make it fizz and lay it directly on top of the sting. In a couple of minutes the pain should go away and the swelling should go down.
*If you have a cigarrete nearby break it open, wet the tobacco & apply directly onto bee sting, it relieves the pain and avoids swelling.

Another remedy, that I had never heard of, but read about, was to place childrens benadryl directly on the bee sting. Hmmm. Well, there is a lot of information out there. A lot of different remedies passed down from generation to generation.

If you have a remedy for bee stings, ways to keep bee's away, or skeeter remedies, etc., please leave a comment and let us know what your family finds most effective. Thanks!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Jill Marie

5 comments:

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Indigo said...

Oye, wish I had this yesterday. Thanks for the info hon! (Hugs)Indigo

Rebecca Anne said...

It's been awhile since I've dropped by! I hope you are well. Ok, noted all these possibilities. It is the season! I give it weeks before one of us gets stung.
Rebecca

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