Insect Bites And Stings Home Remedies

Insect bites and stings Dos

The earlier you treat a bug bite the better. It is very important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Have raw onion with meals particularly with dinner.

Insect bites and stings Donts

General is good for Insect bites and stings

General

To treat a sting, remove the stinger, clean the area with water, gentle soap or disinfectant and apply antiseptic cream. Check for and remove stings or tentacles from the skin. Apply an ice pack for 10 to 20 minutes to cool the skin, relieve pain and swelling .

Banana is good for Insect bites and stings

Banana

Rub banana peel on your bug bites and rashes to stop the itching. This will also reduce the swelling if any.

Coriander is good for Insect bites and stings

Coriander

Drink 2 to 3 teaspoon coriander (dhania) leaf juice mixed in 1 cup water. Another approach is to put the mashed coriander on the bite. Hold it there with a little tape or a bandage if necessary.

Baking Soda is good for Insect bites and stings

Baking

Mix baking soda with a little water and paste it over the bite. This helps bring out the venom.

Sesame is good for Insect bites and stings

Sesame

Take some neem oil and add little sesame oil to it. Apply this on bite. Wash off after 10 - 15 minutes.

Sandalwood is good for Insect bites and stings

Sandalwood

Dab a mixture of sandalwood, turmeric and lavender oil on insect bites for immediate relief from swelling and itchiness.

Basil is good for Insect bites and stings

Basil

Chew 10 - 15 basil leaves three times a day. Also crush some fresh leaves on a bite to release the extract, it will stop itching.