With the warm weather on the horizon, the likelihood of being bitten or bitten will increase dramatically, but now nine of the best home remedies to combat insect wounds have been revealed.
The experts in outdoor activities at BillyOh.com have compiled a guide on how to deal with the bites and bites of some of the many creatures in the United Kingdom.
Most Britons will suffer from wasps, spiders or mosquitoes at some time in their lives, but the risk of being stung or bitten is particularly frequent in the summer.
Since most insects will only attack when they feel agitated or threatened, it is relatively easy to avoid the situation: just stay calm and move slowly away from the offensive creature.
For the unfortunate who suffer from a sharp bite or sting, household items such as honey and ice can help soothe pain and reduce swelling.
A spokesperson for BillyOh.com explained: "Most of us enjoy the arrival of summer and the long warm days that accompany it, but also the annoying insects.
"It is important to remember that bugs and flies only sting when they are agitated or when they feel threatened, so it is best to try to avoid them altogether.
"If they sting or itch, it's good to have some infallible home remedies on hand to alleviate injuries.
"If the pain and swelling do not subside and the wound shows signs of infection, consult a medical professional as soon as possible."
Ice is an excellent remedy to soothe any bite and sting, since cold helps to reduce itching, reduces inflammation or swelling and relieves pain. Place crushed ice in a small sandwich bag, wrap it in a towel and place it over the affected area until the skin feels calmer.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
This multi-purpose plant-based gel is naturally soothing and moisturizing to the skin, and also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Putting a small amount of gel on the bite or sting will help reduce the level of swelling and prevent the site from becoming infected.
3. raw honey
Honey helps fight inflammation and can reduce swelling, and natural antibacterial qualities help prevent infections and increase the speed of healing. Spread a small amount on the bite, preferably on the inside so that the smell does not attract more bees.
4. Witch hazel
This remedy is anti-inflammatory and can also reduce the itching sensation, making it perfect for fighting ant bites. With a cotton swab, apply a small amount of solution to the sore area and, after a few minutes, rinse with water. This will reduce swelling and eliminate the bite from insect bites.
The best use after the bite is almost healed, as this will make the remaining scar almost disappear. Rub the water into the affected area, then cover with sugar and leave for a long period of time. But keep in mind that you should wash before sleeping and do not leave it overnight since the insects are attracted to the sugar.
6. Peppermint oil
Mint is one of the best essential oils to treat stings and painful stings. The cooling effect will calm the area and reduce irritation and itching. It will also improve blood circulation and cleanse the toxin from the area, accelerating the healing process. Apply oil to the bite area and massage gently to stimulate blood flow.
A popular choice among doctors, aspirin will eliminate the toxins released that are present in the affected area, reducing the level of inflammation and healing the bite faster. It also contains acetylsalicylic acid that relieves pain. To use, simply crush two tablets with water to make a thick paste, apply it in the area for a couple of minutes and wash it. This is an almost infallible way to get rid of the irritating itching sensation.
The enzymes contained in this fruit can reduce the level of inflammation and thus counteract the effect of the poison. Simply cut a fresh slice of papaya and place it on the bitten skin. It is important to make sure that the fruit is still moist to obtain the maximum benefit. Replace when dry and repeat until the skin is less inflamed.
9. Natural clay
A wonderful absorbent and treatment that has been used for thousands of years. Today, clay is used in masks to completely cleanse the skin of any dirt, since our skin can easily absorb the trace minerals found in clay. Therefore, this makes it a great product to eliminate toxins from a bite or sting. For an almost instantaneous relief of pain and itching, simply mix a little clay with water to make a fine paste and cover the bites with this mixture.