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How to treat insect bites or stings? (bees or yellow jackets)?

GARLIC is the BEST CURE for insect bites and stings!!
Garlic is BEST CURE for INSECT bites or stings --- Gently Rub Garlic on irritated skin

Why bother asking something, and answering it at the same time What do you want to know  (+ info)

Bites or Stings Blisters and Swelling Spiders?

Can a spider bite through a woman's (thin) skin tight jeans.

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For fire ant bites or wasp stings, what helps give relief. Anyone tried homeopathic Apis?

Apis is good for bee stings and similar pain? Do you think it would help with ant stings/bites or wasp stings?

You are on the right track, Apis M 30 works wonders on the stings and swellings caused by it. Apply Apis mother tincture on the affected part too, it relieves the itch and swelling in no time.

Acts on cellular tissues causing œdema of skin and mucous membranes.

The very characteristic effects of the sting of the bee furnish unerring indications for its employment in disease. Swelling or puffing up of various parts, œdema, red rosy hue, stinging pains, soreness, intolerance of heat, and slightest touch, and afternoon aggravation are some of the general guiding symptoms. Erysipelatous inflammations, dropsical effusions and anasarca, acute, inflammation of kidneys, and other perenchymatous tissues are characteristic pathological states corresponding to Apis. Apis acts especially on outer parts, skin, coatings of inner organs, serous membranes. It produces serous inflammation with effusion, membranes of brain, heart, pleuritic effusion, etc. Extreme sensitiveness to touch and general soreness is marked. Constricted sensations. Sensation of stiffness and as of something torn off in the interior of the body. Much prostration.
Mind.--Apathy, indifference, and unconsciousness. Awkward; drops things readily. Stupor, with sudden sharp cries and startings. Stupor alternating with erotic mania. Sensation of dying. Listless; cannot think clearly. Jealous, fidgety, hard to please. Sudden shrill, piercing screams. Whining. Tearfulness. Jealously, fright, rage, vexation, grief. Cannot concentrate mind when attempting to read or study.

Head.--Whole brain feels very tired. Vertigo with sneezing, worse on lying or closing eyes. Heat, throbbing, distensive pains, better on pressure, and worse on motion. Sudden stabbing pains. Dull, heavy sensation in occiput, as from a blow, extending to neck (better on pressure), accompanied with sexual excitement. Bores head into pillow and screams out.

Eyes.--Lids swollen, red, œdematous, everted, inflamed; burn and sting. Conjunctiva bright red, puffy. Lachrymation hot. Photophobia. Sudden piercing pains. Pain around orbits. Serous exudation, œdema, and sharp pains. Suppurative inflammation of eyes. Keratitis with intense chemosis of ocular conjunctiva. Staphyloma of cornea following suppurative inflammation. Styes, also prevents their recurrence.

Ears.--External ear red, inflamed, sore; stinging pains.

Nose.--Coldness of tips of nose. Red, swollen, inflamed, with sharp pains.

Face.--Swollen, red, with piercing pain. Waxy, pale, œdematous. Erysipelas with stinging burning œdema. Extends from right to left.

Mouth.--Tongue fiery red, swollen, sore, and raw, with vesicles. Scalding in mouth and throat. Tongue feels scalded, red hot, trembling. Gums swollen. Lips swollen, especially upper. Membrane of mouth and throat glossy, as if varnished. Red, shining, and puffy, like erysipelas. Cancer of the tongue.

Throat.--Constricted, stinging pains. Uvula swollen, sac-like. Throat swollen, inside and out; tonsils swollen, puffy, fiery red. Ulcers on tonsils. Fiery red margin around leathery membrane. Sensation of fishbone in throat.

Stomach.--Sore feeling. Thirstless. Vomiting of food. Craving for milk (Rhus).

Abdomen.--Sore, bruised on pressure, when sneezing. Extremely tender. Dropsy of abdomen. Peritonitis. Swelling in right groin.

Stool.--Involuntary on every motion; anus seems open. Bloody, painless. Anus feels raw. Hæmorrhoids, with stinging pain, after confinement. Diarrhœa watery, yellow; cholera infantum type. Cannot urinate without a stool. Dark, fetid, worse after eating. Constipation; feels as if something would break on straining.

Urine.--Burning and soreness when urinating. Suppressed, loaded with casts; frequent and involuntary; stinging pain and strangury; scanty, high colored. Incontinence. Last drops burn and smart.

Female.--Œdema of labia; relieved by cold water. Soreness and stinging pains; ovaritis; worse in right ovary. Menses suppressed, with cerebral and head symptoms, especially in young girls. Dysmenorrhœa, with severe ovarian pains. Metrorrhagia profuse, with heavy abdomen, faintness, stinging pain. Sense of tightness. Bearing-down, as if menses were to appear. Ovarian tumors, metritis with stinging pains. Great tenderness over abdomen and uterine region.

Respiratory.--Hoarseness; dyspnœa, breathing hurried and difficult. Œdema of larynx. Feels as if he could not draw another breath. Suffocation; short, dry cough, suprasternal. Hydrothorax.

Extremities.--Œdematous. Synovitis. Felon in beginning. Knee swollen, shiny, sensitive, sore, with stinging pain. Feet swollen and stiff. Feel too large. Rheumatic pain in back and limbs; Tired, bruised feeling. Numbness of hands and tips of fingers. Hives with intolerable itching. Œdematous swellings.

Skin.--Swellings after bites; sore, sensitive. Stinging. Erysipelas, with sensitiveness and swelling, rosy hue. Carbuncles, with burning, stinging pain (Ars; Anthrac). Sudden puffing up of whole body.

Sleep.--Very drowsy. Dreams full of care and toil. Screams and sudden starting during sleep.

Fever.--Afternoon chill, with thirst; worse on motion and heat. External heat, with smothering feeling. Sweat slight, with sleepiness. Perspiration breaks out and dries up frequently. Sleeps after the fever paroxysm. After perspiration, nettle rash, also with shuddering.

Modalities.--Worse, heat in any form; touch; pressure; late in afternoon; after sleeping; in closed and heated rooms. Right side. Better, in open air, uncovering, and cold bathing.

Relationship.--Complementary.: Nat mur. The "chronic", Apis; also Baryta carb, if lymphatics are involved. Inimical. Rhus.

Compare: Apium virus (auto-toxæmia, with pus products); Zinc; Canth; Vespa; Lachesis.

Dose.--Tincture to thirtieth potency. In œdematous conditions the lower potencies. Sometimes action is slow; so several days elapse before it is seen to act, and then urine is increased. Apium virus, sixth trituration.  (+ info)

whats the difference between fire ant stings and spider bites?

The major difference is what bit you. Seriously though, fire ants will form a small pus filled head or become a red bump. Spiders on the other hand usually have a larger area that is about the size of a half dollar with 2 holes in the middle like a mini snake bite almost.
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So i was at PCB, FL last week and while in the ocean i occasionally felt little stings and/or bites?

it kinda felt like an ant bite and stung for like a minute after it bit/stung me. i have no idea what they could be

its most likely small sea lice... im sure there is a more formal scientific name lol, i get them as well when i get in the Magnetic Island sea, they dont hurt they're just really irratating...  (+ info)

Are there any differences in skin inflammation among different kinds of insect bites?

Are there any differences among bites caused by different insects, like bee stings to mosquito bites? And can mosquito bites not be felt at all? I had a skin inflammation that wasn't an allergic reaction, I suspect it's from an insect bite an am scared it might be dengue-infected.

Have you tryed going to webmd.com find all my medical answers there.....ROB  (+ info)

what is one of the best treatments normally found at home for insect stings or bites?

Tum Tum Tum Tum Tummmmmmmmmmmms! (or Rolaids, or any chewable antacid)! Sounds weird, but really it makes sense-when I was working as a camp counselor, we carried tons of them. It works on the same principle as baking soda by drawing out & neutralizing the poison. All you do is get it wet and dab it on the sting/ bite.  (+ info)

Any ideas about bites or stings ?

My father complained about an itch on his thumb two days ago.
Yesterday a blister had formed with a red ring round and red line into his hand. Today another blister has formed on tip of his thumb and its really painful anyone had similer or advice i would be greatful thanks
i have photos of the thumb but dont no how to post them on here

In the UK we have people call doctors & nurse that deal with medical things. I'd checkl if you have something similar in your country......... ;-]  (+ info)

What causes the random prick-style stings I feel on my skin?

The prick-style stings feel like insect bites. They are all over but random: back, legs, arms, etc. Sometimes they are sharp, some mild. I am a clean freak: wash sheets regularily, clean room, etc. There is never any after-evidence: no bumps, redness, nothing.

Oh i get that all the time too.

Normally it's after a limb of mine fell asleep.  (+ info)

Is their any way to get rid of mosquito bites fast?

I have about 4 GAzillion mosquito bites, including some ON MY FACE. Is there anyway to make them go away without itching medication? That stuff stings and smells really bad...

Yeah, probably the chemicals in them. You need to use natural stuff. www.SANDYCREEKSOAP.etsy.com has an organic “critter” repellant with lemon grass and citronella in it for deterring pests and relieving the after burn/itch. Hope this helped....  (+ info)

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