Remedies for bites and stings in Homoeopathy

A good exercise in learning more about remedies for bites and stings is to study Materia Medica for each of the remedies listed below. Investigating these remedies will give a better picture of each of them and the reasons to prescribe them.

  • Apis – Burning, stinging pains . Swelling of affected part. Stings of insects, esp.bees. Anaphylactic shock.
  • Arnica – Shock after stings, swelling esp with ecchymosis. Insects, bees and wasps.
  • Caladium – Mosquitoes, flea and gnat bits. Burning itching pains.
  • Calendula – Insect bits, scorpion stings. Locally applied in tincture and gel or lotion relieves pain.
  • Cedron – Any symptom of bites or stings with a marked periodicity.
  • Acetic Acid – Swellings from insect bites and stings.
  • Aconite – Shock from bites and stings. Great fear of death.
  • Crotalus Horridus – Especially good for spider bites that create necrosis. blue discoloration of skin, fever inflammation.
  • Echinacea – Blueness or gangreen after bites. Septic conditions.
  • Ledum – One of the best for any bite or sting. Pains relieved from cold applications.
  • Urtica Urens – Itching, stinging allergic reactions with urticaria.
  • Belladonna – Stings of insects especially in the mouth. Anaphylactic shock.
  • Lachesis – blue discoloration of the skin. Swellings from venomous bites.
  • Plantago – Topically like Calendula very soothing for bee and wasp stings.
  • Carbolic Acid – Allergic reactions after bites and stings. Anaphylactic shock.
  • Hypericum – When bites and stings are extremely painful.
  • Latrodectus Mactans – Poisonous stings and bites, esp spider bites. Pain in the affected part. Heart palpitations.
  • Vespa Crabro – Stings from bees and wasps with a cutting sensation or being pulled by a hook.
  • Tarantula Cubensis – Great restlessness. Burning pains and septic conditions

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