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First Aid. Snake Bites Quick Tip: Emergency Alternative Medicine For Snake Bites. Snake bites can be very dangerous, and we recommend immediately seeking emergency medical care, if it is available.

Snake Bites Quick Tip: Emergency Alternative Medicine For Snake Bites

Hospitals are the only source for getting antivenin. However, there are scenarios when emergency medical assistance is hours or even days away. This article catalogs some treatments that can help in these situations. Apply dampened activated charcoal to snake bite fang wounds as soon as possible. With some snake bites, making a small slit in the fang lesions is necessary, while other bites leave large enough holes for the activated charcoal to absorb well. Next, take at least 2 teaspoons of dampened activated charcoal powder internally. We found that there are varying results in the use of tourniquets. Some people use a tourniquet that is just tight enough to slow the circulation, instead of entirely stopping it. Echinacea oil is known to help neutralize snake bites. After the first 24 hours, activated charcoal will be largely ineffective. Related Links.

Herbal First Aide. Insect Bites & Stings Essential Oils – Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender Mix any or all with a little Olive or vegetable oil and apply Cedar Wood Essential oil – kills houseflies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches in a concentration of 1 % Poultice: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, & Lavender Essential Oil mixed with clay, add a bit of water to make a paste and put on the site.

Herbal First Aide

Apple Cider Vinegar – straight on the bite with cotton ball…(wasps) Baking Soda – make a paste with water Put Penny on the bite and hold for a few minutes. Poisons. Make Your Own Natural First-Aid Kit. Herbal All-stars Since I first started working with The Herby in 2003, I've moved from medicinal skeptic to cautious ...

Make Your Own Natural First-Aid Kit

I love to travel, and experience has taught me the benefits of packing light. But no matter how lightly I travel, I always carry along an herbal first-aid kit. Being prepared with my favorite remedies gives me peace of mind on the road or trail, and keeps me from having to search out herbal products in an unfamiliar town — or from having to resort to padding my heels with mullein leaves to ease the agony of a broken blister while on a backpacking trip.

I’ve had plenty of opportunities to put my first-aid kit to use, from treating blisters and bug bites to motion sickness and colds. With the following herbs and essential oils, you should be able to treat just about any common condition you are likely to encounter in your travels. The Herbal First Aid Kit: What to Buy These are my favorite remedies — the ones I consider indispensable for a travel first-aid kit. Naturally Treating Brown Recluse Spider Bites. Brown recluse spiders migrate into homes in the autumn, where warmer climates may be found.

Naturally Treating Brown Recluse Spider Bites

These spiders reside in places with regular human movement, but they are not usually aggressive. They are known to bite when they feel threatened or trapped. Bites often occur when a spider is trapped between a piece of clothing and the human body. It is believed that they enjoy human dwellings because their nocturnal lifestyle benefits from artificial light. Brown recluse venom contains at least 9 distinct poisons; making it similar to rattlesnake venom. Avoiding Brown Recluse Bites Since bites often occur whilst people are sleeping, it is not always possible to avoid them. How To Know If You Have Been Bitten A brown recluse victim is not always aware that he has been bitten; at least not immediately, when treatments would be the most beneficial.

Between one and three days after being bitten, an untreated brown recluse spider bite is likely to form one or more blisters. Self Treatment - Stage 1. 11 Natural Remedies for Relieving Mosquito Bites. Few things are more annoying than the itching and scratching that accompanies a fat, juicy mosquito bite.

11 Natural Remedies for Relieving Mosquito Bites

When a mosquito bites us, we itch due to the residual saliva left behind from the insect’s feasting on our blood! Fortunately, just as Mother Nature has honored us with the presence of these buzzing nuisances, she has provided us with some natural home remedies for mosquito bites. Here are some of my favorite and most-effective natural ways for relieving and treating painful and itchy mosquito bites. I’ve been using these remedies for years, as the mosquitos can get really bad here in Texas. In fact, you may be surprised to find that most of these remedies are common things that you can easily find in your home. 1. When you first notice the itchy bite, try applying a small amount of vinegar directly to the bump. 2. Natural Remedies for Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Stings. Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Stings If a stinger is left embedded in the body, then remove it as soon as possible.

Natural Remedies for Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Stings

This should be the first step. Use whatever tools are immediately available to dig it out. You could use a knife, credit card, pliers, tweezers, or a needle. Sterilize the tool if possible, but do not waste time. Wasp and Hornet Stings Vinegar - Wasp and hornet venom are powerful alkalines. Bee and Yellow Jacket Stings Baking Soda - In the case of bee stings, baking soda will help to neutralize the acidic venom. Emergency Allergic Reactions.