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Bug Bites/Insect Bites

When insects bite and your body reacts with pain, discomfort, swelling, and itching, consider these remedies:

  • Apis mellifica: probably the most commonly used remedy for bug bites, especially if the ­discomfort is stinging in nature and there is quite a bit of swelling. Usually the area is warm or hot to touch, and you will feel relief with ice or a cold application. The area may also look more like hives, with a spread of the swelling
    and redness.
  • Ledum: for bites when cold applications bring some relief, but the affected area is generally cold (rather than warm). There may be a slight bluish tinge to the site of the bite.
  • Hypericum:  can be used for bites or stings that cause sharp and/or shooting pains, especially in areas rich in nerves like the fingers or toes.
  • Staphysagria: when there are many mosquito bites, and the individual bite areas spread out into welts.
  • Urtica urens: helpful when there are red, swollen bites that itch and sting, or when the area has become more like hives due to the bites.

Learn how much to take and how often to take a remedy.