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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! Spiders Slideshow: Black Widow vs Brown Recluse - RxList. A Nurse's First Aid Kit. In my efforts to squeeze every last drop out of summer I’m prepping for a little roadtrip!

A Nurse's First Aid Kit

And given my aforementioned affinity for injuring myself and my background as a Registered Nurse, I have always carried a first aid kit in my car. The problem is that most pre-made kits don’t have all the things I {as a nurse} like to have available when I fall flat on my face tripping over that invisible rock that just appeared. Not to toot my own horn, I’m a rockstar at first aid.

{Ok… my horn might toot a little} Maybe it was all that time I had working with trauma patients and patients who could win an Olympic metal in falling down. Half of the supplies fall in the wound care arena. 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. First Aid. Treating Minor Sprains & Strained Muscles. During a crisis or a disaster, you may find yourself experiencing some very simple medical problems for which normal medical treatment may not be readily available.

Treating Minor Sprains & Strained Muscles

One of the more common and frequent conditions you may experience are sprained joints or muscle strain. There is a simple solution to these problems. What’s the solution? It’s raw potato juice. Potatoes contain several helpful and beneficial properties and are one of the most widely consumed vegetables. Applied externally, raw potato juice can be quite helpful in treating swelling and other disorders which may affect the joints and muscles of your body. 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) Essential First Aid Item: Activated Carbon. 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

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. 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. The Poison Help Line. Poison Center. Poisons. United States Poison Centers. How To Perform The Heimlich Maneuver. You’re in a restaurant enjoying a dinner with friends, when all of a sudden you hear a woman shriek: “He’s choking!”

How To Perform The Heimlich Maneuver

You calmly excuse yourself from the table and dash with effortless cool towards the source of the loud yell. You find a man with a look of terror in his eyes, gripping his throat, indicating that something is lodged within. You politely ask the distraught woman to step aside. You place your arms around the choking man’s abdomen and give two deft inward thrusts. A scallop shoots out of the man’s mouth and lands conveniently in a trash can.

You heartily pat the man on the back and say something witty to lighten things up. Heat Exhaustion: Know The Signs. During the warm summer months we love to get outside to soak up Vitamin D and take advantage of all of the outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Heat Exhaustion: Know The Signs

However, it is important to be aware of the threat of heat illness, like heat exhaustion, and to know how to spot heat exhaustion symptoms. Heat Exhaustion is caused when the body is not able to produce enough sweat to cool itself down. Sweat evaporating off of human skin helps to regulate body temperature. When the body is not producing enough sweat to dissipate its built up heat, people may first experience low level heat illness symptoms such as muscle cramps, fatigue and excessive thirst. When this happens, and the individual does not cool down and hydrate the body, the heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke and this can be a life threatening heat illness condition. HEAT Exhaustion Symptoms Heat exhaustion symptoms vary depending on how badly the body is dehydrated and overheated. Treatment Risk Factors Prevention: