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BEE STING


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  • Bee Sting Description
  • Aromatherapy Recommendations
  • Nutrition & Dietary Recommendations
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Holistic Lifestyle Recommendations
  • Supplements & Dosages
  • Notify Your Midwife or Health Care Provider
  • Bee Sting & Stinging Insect Products






  • BEE STING DESCRIPTION

    STINGING INSECTS & VENOM

    There are a number of common stinging insects in the United States. While not all of them are bees - certain hornets, yellow jackets, wasps, spiders, and ants can also inflict painful wounds, stings and bites - stings are most commonly associated with bees. In some people, honeybee and yellowjacket stings can cause more serious reactions than the stings of hornets and wasps. It is estimated that between one and two million people in the United States are severely allergic to stinging insect venom. Each year 90 to 100 deaths from sting reactions are reported, but many more deaths may be occurring, mistakenly diagnosed as heart attacks, sunstrokes or attributed to other causes. More people die of insect venom than from spider or snake bites.

    When an insect stings, it injects venom through its stinger into the victim. Bees generally leave their stingers behind at the sting site; wasps most often do not. Usually, a stinging insect attacks because it is trying to protect itself or the hive from danger or what it perceives as its territory from invasion from an intruder. This is why a person who stumbles on a beehive may end up receiving multiple stings from the hive's residents. There are different types of bees, the most aggressive and potentially dangerous are the African bees. These have been invading some regions and mating with the less aggressive domestic bees resulting in a crossbreeding that can create serious problems for commercial beekeepers as well as wild hives.

    Extreme human sensitivity to stings resulting in serious or fatal reactions is confirmed almost entirely to cases involving bees, bumble bees, wasps, hornets and ants (Order Hymenoptera).

    Whenever stung, try to capture or know the identity of the insect to help your health care provider diagnose the trouble. When a bee or wasp stings, it injects a venomous fluid under the skin. Honey bees have a barbed stinger. Only the honey bee leaves her stinger (with its venom sac attached and still contracting the venom into the stinger) in the skin of its victim. This immediately kills the attacking bee since the venom sac is pulled out of the abdomen of the insect along with the stinger. Since it takes 2 to 3 minutes for the venom sac to inject all of its venom, the instant removal of the stinger and sac usually reduces harmful effects. Scrape away with a sideways movement (one quick scrape) with a fingernail. Never try to use the thumb and forefinger or tweezers to pinch out the stinger since this maneuver forces (injects) more of the venom from the sac down into the wound.

    bee stinger
    wasp stinger


    Wasps, yellow jackets and hornets have a lance-like stinger without barbs and can sting repeatedly. They should be brushed off the victim's skin promptly with deliberate movements, then quietly and immediately leave the area.





    BEE STINGS FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    COMMON LOCALIZED REACTIONS

  • Most stings cause localized swelling, redness, itching and acute pain that may feeling throbbing and/or burning, a reaction to the insect's venom. This a normal reaction that may last a few hours and will quickly dissipate.

  • A large local reaction can last for days. The sting site is more painful, swelling and itching may be present at the sting site and surrounding areas.

  • SEVERE ALLERGIC - SYSTEMIC REACTIONS

  • Some people are highly allergic to the insect venom, and if they are stung, a very severe reaction can occur. The reaction progresses quickly (in a few minutes) to sites other than the sting site. Symptoms include feeling dizzy (lightheaded), nauseated, and experiencing weakness. There may be stomach cramps and diarrhea. There can be itching around the eyes, a warm feeling or coughing, hives breaking out, followed with vomiting and swelling. There can be wheezing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness when speaking, labored breathing (shortness of breath), choking in the throat, drop in blood pressure, confusion, severe swelling, and a feeling of impending disaster, shock, unconsciousness and darkened skin following. A severe reaction can result in closing of the airway and death can occur if not treated immediately. Reactions may occur in a few minutes with most deaths within 30 minutes, but some within 15 minutes and some in 5 minutes or less.

  • Unlike most other allergies, insect allergy can cause life-threatening disruption to breathing and circulatory systems called anaphylactic shock. For one person in 100, the sting of an insect can be fatal. These last two levels means that the person is experiencing a "systemic" allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) requiring immediate emergency medical treatment.

  • Once a systemic sensitivity occurs, it almost always increases in severity with each following sting (varies in individual persons). The more quickly symptoms appear after the sting, the more severe the reaction. Some beekeepers can no longer keep honey bees after several years due to severe allergic reactions developing. The problem occurs when some individuals produce excessive quantities of antibodies in their immune system. The excess antibody production usually follows the initial sting to which there is no reaction. However, when the person is stung again, the insect venom entering the body combines with the antibody, produced by the first sting, which triggers a series of internal reactions, resulting in severe allergic symptoms.

  • Remember that if you are stung on the hand and your face begins to swell or hives break out all over your body, this is a serious condition requiring emergency room attention.





    BEE STING PREVENTION

    HELPFUL PREVENTION TIPS

  • CLOTHING COLORS: Wear plain, light-colored clothing. Avoid wearing clothing that is flowered or dark-colored. Black and prints especially attract insects. To avoid stings, the beekeeper wears light-colored (white or neutral) clothing, preferably cotton (never wool).

  • COVER EXPOSED SKIN: To protect yourself, especially if you are highly allergic to bee stings, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when you are outdoors and near bees and wasps.

  • CLOTHING FIT: Do not wear loose fitting clothing that bees may be able to get into. Have clothing that is snug around the collar, cuffs, waist, and pant legs. Wear a hat. Beekeepers use bee gloves, a head veil, long sleeves and coveralls with the pant legs tucked into boots or tied at the ankles to prevent unnecessary multiple stings.

  • FRAGRANCE: Do not wear fragrances, perfumes, deodorants, suntan lotion, hair spray, hair tonic, aftershave lotions, heavy-scented shampoos or soaps or other cosmetics that may be scented. These attract insects and should be avoided.

  • SHINY OBJECTS: Do not wear shiny jewelry and buckles.

  • SHOES: Do not wear open sandals or shoes. Do not walk barefoot across the grass or any area that may have flowers that bees may be attracted to. Wear full closed shoes or boots that cover skin area.

  • AVOID BEING A THREAT TO THE INSECTS

  • A bee smoker is always used before opening up an established hive. To avoid stings, stay away from any bee hives for an hour or more (depending on weather) after the beekeeper has gone. Bees are more angry on cloudy, dark rainy days in early spring of the year.

  • If you see a bee, do not swing or swat at it. This irritates them and makes them more likely to perceive you as a threat. They can become trapped in your clothing or up against your body and sting. Remain calm and do not panic. They can "smell the fear" and again perceive you as a threat.

  • If one lands on you, remain still, and do not make any fast movements. Slowly, raise your arms to protect your face and stand still. Most likely it will only land for a moment and take off soon after landing. Do not kill it if you can help it. This could release a chemical "alarm pheromone" into the air signaling the attack. It may alert other bees or stinging insects that you are a threat and you may end up attracting several more in response to its death.

  • If you stumble onto a hive, stop immediately, and slowly back away from it without sudden movements. Bees can follow you for a distance in response to an attack alarm. This is very true of African bees and they will attack you very quickly and in great numbers.

  • When a yellowjacket is squashed, its body releases a chemical that causes other yellowjackets in the area to attack. If you are near a nest, hundreds of individuals can swarm you. It is better to leave the area fast than to swat at these insects.

  • Do not jump into water. Some bees (African bees) or other stinging insects will wait for you to surface.

  • Do not destroy hives or nests yourself. Use a professional exterminator. This is especially true if you have an allergy to bee venom. Never try to burn or flood a nest with water since this will only make the insects angry and aggressive.

  • Be careful not to mow over a nest in the ground. Do not disturb a nest in a tree or the eaves of the house or building. Any disturbance will make the insects angry and may provoke a stinging attack.

  • If a bee or other stinging insect gets into a moving car, remain calm. The insect wants out of the vehicle as much as you do. They usually fly against the windows in the car and almost never sting the occupants. Slowly and safely pull over off the road, open the window(s) and allow the insect to escape. Do not cause an accident. Unfortunately, many serious accidents have resulted when a driver strikes or swings at the insect during the operation of the vehicle.

  • AVOID ATTRACTING BEES OR OTHER STINGING INSECTS

  • When eating outdoors. Keep food covered until eaten and clean up quickly afterwards. Ripe fruit and soft drinks are especially attractive to bees and other stinging insects because of the sugar. Any scent of food, such as outdoor cooking, eating, feeding pets or even garbage cans will attract many bees, wasps, and yellow jackets.

  • Keep trash in tightly sealed containers. Dispose of it frequently (2 times or more per week, if possible) during late summer and early autumn when most insect activity occurs.

  • Pick fruits as soon as they ripen. Pick up and dispose of any fallen fruit rotting on the ground. Keep lawns free of clover and dandelions, which attract honey bees. Avoid close contact with flowering trees, shrubs and flowers when bees and other stinging insects are collecting nectar. Vines may conceal nests and should be removed from the house, if possible.





  • CHEMICAL WARFARE (USING PESTICIDES)

    PEST CONTROL & NEST REMOVAL

    Some people will want to use chemicals to spray for stinging insects on the patio, picnic, and garbage areas. Chemicals used are permethrin (Astro, Dragnet, Flee, Permanone, Prelude, Torpedo) or pyrethrins (Kicker, Microcare, Pyrenone, Pyrethrum, Synerol). Some formulations are restricted use. A licensed pesticide applicator or pest control operator can apply restricted use pesticides such as bendiocarb+pyrethrins (Ficam Plus), bifenthrin (Biflex), cyfluthrin (Tempo), cypermethrin (Cynoff, Cyper-Active, Demon, Vikor), deltamethrin (Suspend) and tralomethrin (Saga). Other labeled pesticides include acephate (Orthene), amorphous silica gel (Drione), bendiocarb (Ficam), carbaryl (Sevin), chlorphyrifos (Dursban, Empire, Tenure), ainon, propoxur (Baygon) and resmethrin (Vectrin).

    If you want to destroy the nests (aerial and ground) and protect yourself, you will want to use a commercially available stinging insect control aerosol containing Baygon, pyrethrin, permethrin or resmethrin which can shoot a high-volume spray stream 15 to 20 feet, giving excellent quick knockdown and kill of wasps and bees hit. Do this after dark or in the evening when most have returned from foraging to the nest. Thoroughly saturate the nest with spray, contacting as many insects as possible. Do not stand directly under an overhead nest, since some insects receiving some of the spray may fall but retain their ability to sting for some time. Repeat treatment if reinfestation occurs.


    Obtained from the Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet on Entomology




    BEE STING TREATMENTS

    MEDICATIONS

    FOR NORMAL STINGING INSECT REACTIONS:
    • Oral antihistamines - Tablets may be chewed for faster relief, but liquids are more readily absorbed after oral ingestion (Chlortrimeton, Dimetane, Teldrin).

    • Epinephrine inhaler (Bronkaid mist, Primatene, Medihaler-Epi).

    • Topical steroids (Cortaid, Dermolate, Lanacort, etc.).

    • Local Anesthetics (Benzocaine, Americaine, Dermoplast, Bactine, Foille, Lanacaine, Solarcaine).

    • Oral steroids (prescription only).

    • A venom extractor called Lil Sucker fits inside a pocket or purse. If you get stung, it produces a vacuum that sucks the venom out within 2 minutes. The end of the extractor can also be used to remove a honey bee stinger. For more information, call International Reforestation Suppliers at 800-321-1037.

    These medications can be kept in a tackle box, camping gear, in the car glovebox or trunk, and in the home. Store at room temperature away from room lighting or sunlight.

    FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE REACTIONS:
    • Highly-sensitive persons should have two emergency kits prescribed for them by their health care provider within easy access at all times. One kit should be carried at all times and the other kept in the family car. It is best to store kits in a cool, dry place (refrigeration) ithin easy access. The kit contains one sterile syringe of Epinephrine (adrenalin) such as an EpiPen, ready for injection, four chewable, yellow tablets of Chlortrimeton (antihistamine), two sterile alcohol swabs for cleaning the injection site and one tourniquet. Inject the syringe into the thigh subcutaneously under the skin as soon as the first sting symptoms show. A tourniquet placed above the sting site, when on an arm or leg just tight enough to obstruct blood return but not so tight as to stop circulation, will help until medical treatment is obtained. Loosen the tourniquet every 10 minutes.

    • Other kits include ANA Emergency Insect Sting Kit and Insect Sting Kit available by prescription only at the drugstore or pharmacy.

    • Hypersensitivity testing and desensitization program may be suggested. Diagnostic skin testing with insect venom(s) is recommended for those who have experienced immediate systemic reaction to an insect sting. About half of adult patients will react similarly or worse to another sting unless desensitized with a series of appropriate venom injections. The percentage of serious reactions to another sting is less with children, but may still occur. Immunotherapy is given about every four weeks, indefinitely, unless skin tests indicate the patient is no longer sensitive. Freeze-dried venom from honey bee, yellow jacket, baldfaced hornet, etc. is available. They are believed to be 98 to 99 percent effective.

    • The first year of insect sting shots costs about $1,000 for a single venom. Subsequent years, when shots are given less often, run about $500 each. Sometimes shots are stopped after five years, if one has had a negative skin test, never had a life-threatening reactions and received several stings without ill effect. Shots are not stopped on those who have had a life-threatening reaction and there is uncertainty about the patient being re-sensitized. For those interested in more details about Hypersensitivity Testing and Desensitization Program, contact your local allergist or contact:

      Midwest Allergy Associates, Inc.
      85 East Wilson Bridge Road
      Worthington, Ohio 43085
      (Telephone: 614-846-5944)

    STING HOME REMEDY TIPS

    For stings causing itch, irritation, redness and swelling at the sting site, the following suggestions may be useful:
    • Cut an Onion and put it directly on the sting area. This will take the sting away.

    • Make a paste of Baking Soda and water. Apply it to the sting area. This will soothe the area and keep any swelling down.

    • Make a paste of Baking Soda and water. Add a crushed aspirin, or a crushed Papaya Enzyme tablet, and apply the mixture to the sting.

    • Meat tenderizer containing the enzyme Papain may be used by people not allergic to bee stings. Make a paste with a few drops of water to a teaspoon of meat tenderizer and quickly apply to the sting to reduce pain and inflammation (breaks down components of sting fluid).

    • Charcoal tablets or powder can be used as a poultice. Open a charcoal capsule or crush a charcoal tablet and place it on a cotton ball. Place the cotton ball on the affected area and cover it with an adhesive bandage.

    • Take 2 Charcoal tablets or capsules and empty them into a small bowl. Add 6 drops of liquid alcohol-free Goldenseal extract to make a paste, then smooth on a sterile gauze pad and place on the sting area. This will absorb the poisons and prevent infection. Use only charcoal recommended for internal use (Activated Charcoal used for poisoning).

    • Apply a cold pack or an ice cube (or a bag of frozen peas) directly on the sting. Apply an ice compress to the sting area for a few minutes every 2 hours for the first day after you have been stung. Not only will you reduce the swelling and pain from the sting, but you will be stopping the spread of the venom.

    • Place a drop of plain ammonia on the site of the sting. This is a 1 to 2.5 percent solution applied no more than 3 to 4 times.

    • Apply Lavender Essential Oil to the sting area to reduce inflammation and pain.

    • Rub toothpaste on the sting area. It's cooling effect can make the sting feel better.

    • Apply calamine lotion to the area.

    • If you have been stung on the foot or leg, elevate it for about half an hour after removing the stinger.

    • A homeopathic remedy, Apis Mellifica can be used to reduce inflammation and pain if the sting area is very swollen and red. Another homeopathic remedy, Ledum palustre, reduces inflammation from stings and is the most commonly used medication for insect stings and snakebite.

    • Taking large doses of Vitamin C has been known to reduce the severity of bee stings.


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    HOMEMADE CALAMINE LOTION RECIPE #1

    Ingredients



    HOMEMADE CALAMINE LOTION RECIPE #2

    Ingredients
    Instructions

    Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. To store longer, whisk together all powdered dry ingredients and store in a bottle or jar. When needed, place only as much as you need into a small bowl and add water, glycerin and essential oils. This way it is fresh and effective.

    Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide been used for centuries as a skin protectant and ointment, with references in medical literature showing up in India as early as 500 BC and in Greece in the first century AD. It is helpful in the treatment of skin wounds and traumas and does not absorb into the skin, which allows it to be an effective topical treatment and promotes healing. Zinc Oxide Powder
    is available from Amazon.com, local compounding pharmacy, or from candlemaking supply stores.

    Iron Oxide: Iron Oxide is what gives Calamine its characteristic pink color. Calamine is a mixture of Zinc Oxide and about 0.5% Iron Oxide. More than that small amount is used in the above recipe to make it easy, and is there primarily for the colorant rather than for its medicinal properties. Iron Oxide is available from Amazon.com and can be found at any soapmaking supply store. It is often used for tinting homemade cosmetics.

    Bentonite Clay vs Pink Kaolin Clay: Bentonite clay is typically used for internal detoxification, but because commercial preparations of calamine use bentonite, However, the Pink (Rose) Kaolin Clay actually produced a better color and kaolin clay is more commonly used in topical cosmetic preparations because of its very gentle detoxification on the skin. Pink Kaolin Clay is available at soapmaking stores and online at Amazon.com.

    Baking Soda: Baking Soda is wonderful as an anti-itching agent, it is cheap, plentiful, and it is typically in every kitchen, making it an important part of this recipe. In store-bought calamine lotion, Calcium Hydroxide is what performs this function, but baking soda is definitely more common. If you would like to try the calcium hydroxide, you can find it at Latin grocery stores under the name "cal" or "slaked lime," as itís used in the process of grinding corn for tortillas or you can obtain it from Amazon.com.

    Glycerin: Glycerin is used in cosmetic applications as a skin protectant and a moisturizer. Even in the small amount used here, it makes the homemade calamine lotion a bit smoother and softer. It is definitely optional, so if you do not have it, do not worry about it.

    Essential Oils: Essential Oils are included here both for the scent and the healing properties. Be sure to use the highest quality you can afford since this will be applied directly to the skin. Lavender, Peppermint, Camphor, Tea Tree essential oils are all known for their ability to relieve itching, so those are certainly some of the most popular, but consult a knowledgeable aromatherapist if you want to get creative with your oils, as there are certainly others that would be helpful.


    HERBAL REMEDY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Crush Plantain leaves and squeeze out the juice. Apply the extract directly to the sting. Within 30 minutes the pain and swelling should be greatly reduced. Make a plantain poultice by crushing and mashing fresh leaves by hand, using a mortar and pestle, food processor or in a blender with just enough water to turn them into a mushy pulp. Apply the mushy leaved directly on the wound area and wrap with gauze. Keep it there for at least 30 minutes, but can be left on longer (overnight), if desired. This is good for all kinds of wounds, bruising, stings, blood blisters and skin sores and irritations.

  • Poultices made from Comfrey, Slippery Elm, and White Oak Bark and Leaves ease pain and promote healing. Also good are Lobelia poultices and Plantain poultices or salve. Note: Comfrey is recommended for external use only unless under the supervision of a health care provider.

  • Take Echinacea and/or Goldenseal in tea or capsule form to boost immune function. Goldenseal is a natural antibiotic and functions well as a poultice. It reduces inflammation and prevents infection.

  • Tea Tree Oil can be used for general first aid uses such as cuts, burns, abrasions, insect bites, bee stings, rashes, impetigo, boils, sinus problems, sore throat, thrush, fingernail and toenail infections. Tea Tree Oil can be used mixed with water for douching, athletes foot, facial problems and bathing.

  • Drink as much Yellow Dock tea as you can, or take 2 capsules of Yellow Dock every hour until symptoms are relieved.

  • Juniper tea cleanses the venom from your internal system and can also make an excellent poultice when the berries are crushed and applied to the sting.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Poultices, Wraps & Compresses


    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Helpful
    Calcium
    1,500 mg daily. Helps relieve pain. Use calcium gluconate form, if available.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Oxygen (O2 Skin Spray
    As directed on label. Helps the healing process.

  • Oxygen Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-5
    (Pantothenic Acid)
    500 mg daily. Acts to inhibit allergic reactions.

  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    10,000 mg within the first hour, then 5,000 to 25,000 mg daily in divided doses. See Ascorbic Acid Flush. Protects the body from allergens and moderates the inflammatory response.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    Cup open a capsule or use Vitamin E oil and appy topically to the sting. Aid in healing.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • You have questions about bee and insect stings and therapies available.
  • If the sting does not clear up with treatment within a few hours to few days, or gets worse, see your health care provider or emergency room.
  • If you have any unexplained, unusual symptoms, or symptoms listed above for sensitive people.
  • If you have a systemic reaction, seek emergency medical assistance immediately. THIS CAN BE A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY!


  • HELPFUL RELATED LINKS

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Insect Allergies
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Insect Bites
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Using A Poultice
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies





    BEE STINGS SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Supplements and products to help with bee stings, a painful wound resulting from the venom of bees.

    BEE STING PRODUCTS

  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Apis Mellifica Homeopathic Products
  • Baking Soda Products
  • Bee Sting Products
  • Black Salve Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Comfrey Herbal Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products
  • Goldenseal Herbal Products
  • Honey (Manuka & Regular) Products
  • Juniper Cedar Herbal Products
  • Lavender Essential Oil Products
  • Lobelia Herbal Products

  • Oak (White) Herbal Products
  • Oxygen Supplement Products
  • Pain Relief Supplement Products
  • Papaya Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Pascalite Betonite Clay Products
  • Plantain Herbal Products
  • Slippery Elm Herbal Products
  • Tea-Tree Essential Oil Products
  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Yellow Dock Herbal Products



  • QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS


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    BEE STING PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Sting-Kill External Anesthetic Disposable Swabs, Benzocaine, 5 Each
    Temporarily relieves pain and itching of bee stings, insect bites and minor skin irritations. Sanitary. Convenient. Children under 2 yrs: Do not use. Consult doctor. Adults and children 2 yrs and older: Apply to affected area as needed but not more than 3 to 4 times a day. Bee stings only, remove stinger before treatment. Remove strip of swabs from card. Push bottom of individual swab through paper backing. Pop inner glass casing by squeezing plastic vial firmly between thumb and forefinger. Hold swab so Sting-Kill formula saturates applicator tip. Apply immediately to bite or sting area. Dispose of swab after use.
    HerbsPro: After Bite Fast Relief Itch Eraser Extra Gel, 0.7 oz.
    For insect stings and bites, minor skin irritations and rashes. After Bite XTRA is the only sting treatment with Baking Soda. Now the home remedy is available in a soothing gel specially formulated with other powerful bite treatment ingredients to treat the nasty stings and bites from Bees, Wasps, Fire Ants and Jelly Fish. Also works great on insect bites and other minor skin irritations. Dab directly on bite or sting and rub gently. Re-apply as necessary. For a bee sting, remove stinger before treatment. Adults and children 2 years and older: apply to affected area. Children under 2 years: consult a health care provider.
    HerbsPro: Sting Gel, Nelson Homeopathic Products, 1 fl. oz.
    Homeopathc medicine for the relief of swelling, stinging, bruising, itching, inflamed skin, combating minor infection, relief of minor nerve pain and pain resulting from puncture wounds from insect bites and stings. Includes Pyrethrum Pale tincture for repelling insects. Other ingredients include Arnica montana, Calendula officinalis, Echinacea angustifolia, Hypericum perforatum, Ledium Palustre, and Rumex crispus.
    HerbsPro: Sting Stop Soothing Gel, Boericke & Tafel, 1 fl. oz.
    Natural Homeopathic containing Echinacea angustifolia, Ledum Palustre, Urtica dioica for inflammation, pain, reddness, and itch of insect bites and stings. Clinically tested, proven effective! The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted two double-blinded clinical studies using mosquito's which had not been fed for 24 hours and human volunteers. The test prove conclusively that the medicines in StingStop provide dependable, effective relief. Safe for you and your family! StingStop combines three natural homeopathic (HPUS) medicines prepared from botanical sources. Temporary relief of itch, pain, and redness of non-poisonous insect bites and stings-mosquito's, bees, wasps, etc. Soothes fever blister & cold sores.
    HerbsPro: Bite and Sting Soother Spray, All Terrain, 2 fl. oz.
    Quickly soothes irritated skin affected by insect bites. Convenient pump spray.
    HerbsPro: Sting Stop Soothing Gel, Boericke & Tafel, 2.75 fl oz.
    Natural Homeopathic containing Echinacea angustifolia, Ledum Palustre, Urtica dioica for inflammation, pain, reddness, and itch of insect bites and stings. Clinically tested, proven effective! The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted two double-blinded clinical studies using mosquito's which had not been fed for 24 hours and human volunteers. The test prove conclusively that the medicines in StingStop provide dependable, effective relief. Safe for you and your family! StingStop combines three natural homeopathic (HPUS) medicines prepared from botanical sources. Temporary relief of itch, pain, and redness of non-poisonous insect bites and stings-mosquito's, bees, wasps, etc. Soothes fever blister & cold sores.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Sting Gel, Nelsons Homeopathic, 1 oz: HF
    Nelsons Sting Gel for insect bites and stings Homeopathic medicine. No petrolatum, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, or animal products. Not tested on animals.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Bee Sting Personal & Health Care Products



  • Nutrition Basics: Allergy Relief Supplment Information



  • BLACK SALVE / BLACK DRAWING OINTMENT PRODUCTS

    Black Salve has a strong drawing power to promote healing. It has been used on such skin ailments as boils, abscesses, splinters, carbuncles, felons, skin infections, skin cancer, cysts and tumors. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE. DANGER: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Ingredients include Olive Oil, Myrrh gum, Chaparral, Beeswax, Glycerine, Pine Tar, Lanolin, Wheat germ oil, Lobelia, Goldenseal, Comfrey, Plaintain, Red clover, Mullein, Marshmallow root, Chickweed, Poke root, Vitamin E, Slippery Elm, Blood Root, Galagal Root, Mormidica, Cayenne, Citric Acid, Burdock Root, Emu Oil.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Black Drawing Ointment, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 oz. (39778)
    A synergistic formula traditionally used to help draw out toxin's and impurities so the tissue can heal. It is for external use only. This formula is traditionally known for its ability to help draw out toxins and poison from an area, especially effective for helping to promote healthy skin function. Proprietary Blend: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chaparral Leaf, Comfrey Leaf, Red Clover Blossom, Mullein Leaf, Plantain Leaf, Chickweed Herb, Pine Tar, Mutton Tallow & Beeswax.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Black Walnut-Tea Tree Salve, WiseWays Herbals, 1 oz: K
    A soothing antifungal salve for persistent skin rashes. A natural alternative to strong steroid creams. Use liberally on a daily basis for eczema, psoriasis, herpes, boils, ringworm and other difficult skin conditions.
    Kalyx: Black Walnut-Tea Tree Salve, WiseWays Herbals, 2 oz: K
    A soothing antifungal salve for persistent skin rashes. A natural alternative to strong steroid creams. Use liberally on a daily basis for eczema, psoriasis, herpes, boils, ringworm and other difficult skin conditions.
    Kalyx: Black Salve Ointment, Health & Herbs, 2 oz: HH


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  • PASCALITE BENTONITE CLAY PRODUCTS

    Pascalite is used in soap and toothpaste, applied as a poultice to insect bites, sunburns, infections, cold sores, canker sores and acne, and as a suppository for hemorrhoids. Users found it a potent skin cleanser and conditioner, drank it for heartburn and ulcers.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Bentonite Clay, Cosmetic, Facial & Spa Quality Clays
    One of our most popular clays which comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. Bentonite Clay has been traditionally used as an internal supplement to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble. Because of its naturally soft nature it also makes an invigorating skin and facemask and is commonly found as a medium in body powders.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Bentonite Clay, Food Grade, 4 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Bentonite Clay, Food Grade, 1 lb.


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    HerbsPro: Bentonite Powder, Now Foods, 1 lb. (76364)
    HerbsPro: Great Plains Bentonite, Yerba Prima, 16 oz. (20261)
    HerbsPro: Great Plains Bentonite, Yerba Prima, 32 oz. (35943)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Bentonite Clay Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C


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