How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings

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Learn various home remedies for treating insect bites and stings in this free video series from a physician.

Series Summary

No matter how much we try to avoid nature's little critters, they seem to find their way into our lives. Whether we are hiking, enjoying an afternoon by the lake, or simply sleeping in our beds, all of us have fallen victim to insects. There is rarely a person who has not been bitten or stung by an insect. Most insects inject some sort of acid that can cause an immediate skin reaction. This reaction may come in the form of itching and swelling; however, in some cases, it may cause an allergic reaction. If an allergic reaction does occur, the victim is strongly encouraged to seek professional medical attention. But, if you are simply looking for home remedies to alleviate the uncomfortable side effects of a bite or sting, there are several ways that you can treat these minor conditions.

For any parent or lover of nature, it is a good idea to brush up on the proper first aid for insect bites and stings. In this free video series, our medical professional advices you how what to do if you are bitten or stung. Learn various ways to reduce the pain and swelling. Dr. Susan Jewell shows you to make homemade remedies using salt, mud, epsom salt, and aspirin. Dr. Jewell also gives you advice on how to avoid insect bites and stings. These are quick tips that everyone needs to know. So, take some time, and learn how to treat bites and stings today!

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