Homemade Insect Remedies

Summertime Remedies
Bug Bite?
To keep from getting bitten by masquitos take a dryer sheet and rub it on you and your clothing. Something about the dryer sheets they dont like and will keep them away from you…
For insect bites, take childrens benedryl or adults, open capsule and mix with a few drops of water, and dab benedryl over the affected area.
Regular flavored toothpaste, when applied to an insect bite (especially fire ant bites) will immediately relieve itching.
Make an “X” with your fingernail on the bite. It helps alleviate the need to itch.
Apply roll on deoderant to the area. Relieves itching, and helps stop swelling. This works every time.

 

Poison Ivy
Witch hazel applied to the affected area soothes the itching.
Instant tea helps dry the poison ivy. Add one 8-oz. jar of the tea to warm bath water and soak for 15 minutes. The tannic acid soothes and dries the poison ivy.

Bee Sting
Make a paste of water and meat tenderizer and apply it to the affected area.
Place a penny on the sting and hold it on for at least 5 minutes. It will relieve the pain.
Make a paste from water and ground-up asprin. Apply to bite or sting and allow to dry to reduce swelling. DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN.
Use tobaco or snuff wet just a little and stick on where you are stung, put a bandad on it to hold it in place.
Get a leaves of a Plantain plant, a weed found in most gardens. Grind the leaf in the palm of your hand until the liquid comes of out them. Apply the liquid to the bite. Repeat this every 3-4 hours as needed.
A better alternative method would be to chew the leaves and then apply the chewed leaves as a poultice to the affected area.
My mom always said put mud on it. I know it sound crasy but yeah put mud on it, let it dry and wash off. The mud is cool so the pain will stop and while it drys it draws out the stinger. You won’t even itch afterwards. 
 WARNING: These home remedies are submitted by numerous viewers to my web site. As such these home remedies should be used for academic purposes only. Never use any home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.

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