Insect Bites:

 

• Stings and bites from insects are common

• In some cases, the infection caused by the bites can be life threatening

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Redness of the skin

• Swelling

• Minor pain

• Itching

 

Causes:

 

• Allergic reaction to the entry of venom through the bites or stings

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves and turmeric powder:

 

1. Crush a handful of basil leaves to make a paste

2. Add 2 tsp of turmeric powder

3. Mix well

4. Apply on the infected area

 

Natural home remedy using onion:

 

• For bee stings:

 

1. Take some onion slices

2. Place them on the bee sting

3. Hold or tape it for 1 hr

 

Natural home remedy using baking soda:

 

• For bee stings:

 

1. Make a paste of baking soda and water

2. Apply on the affected area

 

Tips:

 

• To prevent mosquito bites

   o Apply margosa or mustard oil over the body

   o This acts as a natural mosquito repellent

• In case of a bee sting:

   o Remove the stinger at the earliest

   o This will prevent the entry of venom in the body