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Mosquito Bite Prevention & Relief

If you have trouble with mosquito bites, I imagine that you’ve been searching the internet like crazy! I know I was! I tried everything–and I was already studying homeopathy when my kids started developing giant lumps in reaction to mosquito bites. [In fact, one such reaction is how my first topical remedy was born!]

So, here’s the rundown of what works for most people as well as what worked for our family in dealing with the excessive reactions to mosquito bites.

The 80%

If you’re lucky enough to get a simple itch when it comes to mosquito bites, they probably still drive you crazy!

  • Typically in homeopathy, Ledum is recommended for mosquito bites.
  • I find that for minor reactions to mosquito bites, my First Aid Oil [included in the G4 Kit] does the trick.
  • Another option is Black Currant gemmo extract, which many of my clients already have on-hand because it’s so great for inflammation in general. You can just apply a drop of that to the affected area; for many people, it also works like a charm.

The Lucky Few

For those whose bodies really really do not like mosquito bites, this is the regimen that works for us:

Increase Vitamin B-12 consumption in general. You can increase your consumption of a fuller spectrum B via Nutritional Yeast [I keep it in a shaker bottle on the dining table and put it under or on top of every savory food]. If you prefer a supplement, we use methylcobalamin. I like two brands because my kids find them palatable and they work: sublingual tablets in 5 mg by Source Naturals, and the liquid by Pure Encapsulations [which is more expensive and less widely available].

In general, the B-12 approach seems to have reduced the frequency of bites and the severity of the reaction in combination with the foundational homeopathy and Gemmos they’re taking. My kids aren’t eager to eat nutritional yeast on their food, but after their first round of mosquito bites of the Summer, they remember that it sure is better than all those itchy bumps!

When they do get bites, as soon as possible, I start my protocol:

  • Start with the First Aid Oil applied to the area. Remember, relief is not immediate but arrives in short order [typically within 3-5 minutes but definitely within 10 to 15 minutes you should be feeling the ease].
  • Take a dose of B-12 5 mg.
  • Take a dose of Black Currant gemmo to lessen the reaction [also called Ribes Nigrum].
  • If you cannot get to the bites immediately with the above protocol, or if for some other reason the reaction is intense [forming lumps or crazy itchy despite doing the above 3], I add a dose of my Stings combination.

I repeat doses as needed–usually 1-3 times daily for 2-3 days. I always do the combination, though: When the bites start itching again, they get all 3 [or 4] things.

That’s it. That has changed so much for us and brought a pretty remarkable ease to our lives. I hope it does for you and yours, too.

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P.S. I have added the products I mentioned to my Wellevate dispensary, where you can purchase them at 20% off of retail prices.

P.S.S. Did you know that mosquitoes are pollinators?

P.S.S.S. Did you know that mosquitoes love a clogged up liver? This fantastic article on natural malaria prevention discusses the connection as well as numerous other natural and common sense means of preventing mosquito bites:

Mossies and malaria parasites love a clogged up, sluggish liver! It’s what makes some people so ‘delicious’ that they are constantly bitten. So clean out your liver, and get yourself unconstipated, before travelling. I have known people with strong, healthy livers to pass through mossie-laden lands unaffected.

Nearly anything bitter that will tone the liver and ‘bitter’ the blood, such as grapefruit seed oil, neem tincture, china tincture etc. will be prophylactic against malaria (and go a long way against other infections such as typhoid and cholera).

https://homeopathyplus.com/malaria1.pdf

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Help for a Sprained Ankle

If you have sports in your life, this definitely is one for you!  I sprained my ankle recently, and I healed it rather quickly and easily using mostly homeopathy.  That helped me quickly get back to my full-time responsibilities and, more importantly, living my fullest, highest life.

Of course, sharing is what I do, so the day-by-day follows the video, and a printable PDF gives you a handy, fileable reminder of the basic how-to.

DAY 1

The first thing was to pour my Arnica Spray on it–that’s Arnica 200c dissolved in water.

Then I took Arnica 1M as well as the Sprains & Strains combination, which contains Arnica 200, Rhus Tox 200, and Ruta 200.

It became clear that I needed the higher potency of Arnica, so I ended up using only Arnica 1M for Days 1 & 2.

I kept my leg elevated and as immobile as possible, wrapped my ankle, and I did not ice it.

DAY 2

I continued to use Arnica 1M as dictated by pain, wrapped my ankle, and kept it elevated most of the time.

I also went to the chiropractor, because it felt like a bone was out of place.  She found two bones out of place and set them back to their allotted positions.  That did bring some extra relief, and I was glad I had gone in for the adjustment because I felt my body had one less point of healing to accomplish on its own.

That night, I realized that I had not put any further topical treatment on it so I used my First Aid Spray, which contains Arnica as well as Calendula and Hypericum 200c.  I used that because I had it handy.  Given an easy choice, I would have used only the Arnica topically.

When I awoke in the middle of the night to help my daughter, I realized on my way back to bed that I had walked and not crawled to help her — and that I felt fine!

DAY 3

So, I was surprised to awaken in the morning and feel pain again.

Fortunately, I realized that the X Factor here was the topical, so I used that again starting on Day 3, to great effect.

Knowing that two days on the Arnica 1M was sufficient, I forced myself to quit, even though I was a tad worried because it had helped so incredibly with the pain the first two days.  I thus switched at that point to my Sprains & Strains combo–200c of Rhus Tox, Arnica, and Ruta, both internally and externally for one day.

I was surprised on Day 3 to be able to bear weight on my ankle and to be able to flex it.  My husband, who played a lot of soccer and thus suffered his fair share of ankle injuries, was amazed to see me flexing my ankle already.  I was mighty pleased myself.

DAY 4

I switched to only the topical application of my Sprains & Strains combination.  I find that the 200c topical lasts 24 hours per application, so I stuck with that.

About the Topical:  I used a topical application that I made in olive oil, but you could also use the remedies in water [and in lower potency, more often], if that is what you have on hand.  You could add a few drops of oil to your water to help it ‘stick’ to the surface of your skin, too.  If you would like purchase a topical preparation from me, that’s available too.

I continued to improve.  So did my ankle ;].

DAY 8

I began tapering off my use of the topical to every 2 days, then as needed.

Voila!

Sprained Ankle

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The Quick Six: Bites and Stings

The final bit of your Quick Six ensemble would be something to address bites and stings, which in fact is what brought my family to homeopathy in the first place.

The Remedies:

The most frequently recommended remedies for bites and stings are as follows:

Arnica – especially if there is bruising
Apis – especially for bee stings
Hypericum – especially when there is nerve pain
Ledum – for puncture wounds including bites and stings

Once again, I’d suggest remedies in the 6c – 200c range.  You can order a combination from some pharmacies, make a combination yourself [see below], or pick the one you feel you’re most likely to need and use that.  If you are going to do the latter, consider that both Arnica and Hypericum would be in your Cuts & Bumps / First Aid vial or spray.

Because I carry only Arnica [200c or 1M] on occasions when I can’t carry a lot, I had only that with me when my husband was stung on his palm by something mysterious in the ocean.  It helped for a few hours, but after washing the dishes that evening, he started experiencing pain shooting up his arm.  I recalled that pain moving up the nerve toward the heart is dangerous, so I urged him to go to the Emergency Room.  He was reluctant, so I pulled out some Hypericum 1M and dissolved it in a small glass of water for him.  After the first dose, the pain withdrew and localized again.  He took another dose during the night, and again another dose in the morning, and that was that.  Whew!

How to make a combination yourself:

Put the pillules that you want to include between two spoons and crush them.  Then stir them up, and voila, you’ve made a combination.

Use it topically:

Don’t forget that you can use this topically too.  Here’s a reminder on how to make a topical out of remedy pillules.  In fact, it was an inspired topical application of Arnica 200c to a massive mosquito bite reaction that taught me the wonders of topical homeopathics in potency.

Non-homeopathic options:

Plumeria:  If you are someplace where Plumeria grow, you can break-off a Plumeria leaf and apply the milk to the site as quickly as possible.  This works quickly and effectively, much to my surprise and relief!

Helichrysum Essential Oil:  I recently was stung by a spider [this kind].  It stung me quickly while running away, luckily, but it was hurting by nightfall.  I decided to apply some of my face oil [hazelnut oil with helichrysum in it] to it, and I was surprised that the spreading redness and pain had diminished by morning.  One more application in the morning, and voila, it was no longer uncomfortable.   I am pretty sure that I never applied a homeopathic, only the face oil.

Meanwhile, my daughter had 3 mosquito bites [she reacts big time!], one of which was not responding to our treatments [why, we don’t know!], so I decided to go back to my original … Arnica spray, then had the idea to add the face oil on top of it.  Voila, the swelling went down and the itchiness subsided.  I think I applied again that night and maybe again the next day before it was fully resolved.

Tried it again [Arnica spray + Helichrysum in hazelnut oil] on my husband, who caught it immediately after being stung and the results were complete relief immediately.

In looking into it, only Helichrysum [and Arnica, of course] are known to be helpful with bites and stings.

Now I keep some of my face oil in a tiny amber roller bottle in my purse.  I use it for a variety of skin complaints from scratches to stings.

To make a batch for my face oil dispenser, I put one dropperful of the Helichrysum [from a 1/2 oz. bottle] in 1 oz. of hazelnut oil [links above to Mountain Rose Herbs, where I purchase them].  If you buy the tiny roller bottles, I fill them all up and have them on-hand to give away.  People love ’em!

PREVENTION!

Homeopathics:  And finally, preventing mosquito bites.  Mozi-Q has come up with a homeopathic formula that prevents a whole host of bites [lice, ticks, mosquitoes …].  These are low-potency homeopathic combination tablets that you take half an hour before potential exposure and whose effects are expected to last a few hours.  The cool thing about the internal is that you have complete coverage [you can’t miss a spot] that remains through sweat, swim, sunscreen, etc.

Staphysagria is the remedy that prevents mosquito bites [Staphysagria is made from delphinium, and mosquitoes don’t like delphinium].  We have used Staphysagria 6x internally with success, and we also have used it topically for prevention [successfully, though they will find the spots that you miss if you’re in a mosquito rich area].

Other:  I have read and been told that liver tonics / bitters and vitamin B’s [like in nutritional yeast] are good mosquito preventatives.  Constipation also equals a sluggish liver, apparently, so regularity is important!

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The Quick Six: Major Injuries

This remedy is included in my G4 Kit, now available. Click to learn more.

Arnica is probably the best-known and most used of all homeopathic remedies.  I would guess that it is the remedy that most frequently introduces people to homeopathy.

And with good reason.  Arnica is kind of the if-I-were-stuck-on-an-island remedy.  So The Quick Six would be incomplete without a higher potency vial of homeopathic Arnica.

It is beneficial for a whole host of physical trauma injuries–and to prevent injuries, too [e.g., to reduce bleeding during surgery].

The Remedy:

If you–or the users of your kit–are less familiar with homeopathy, Arnica 200c would be adequate.  I stock a higher potency in my G4 Kit.

The Uses:

Arnica in high potency, such as what is in the G4 kit or even a 200c, is the kind of remedy that you take when you think you might need to head to an emergency room–or en route to the emergency room.  We use it for injuries from falls, blows…the kinds of injuries that cause swelling or bruising.

Arnica makes a great topical spray–prepare it as you would the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray [1-2 doses per 2 oz. of water] and use it for any surface injuries that make you think of Arnica.  We use the straight-up Arnica spray where an injury does not break the skin and is not in a nerve-rich area. By contrast, you won’t be surprised to learn that we use the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo where injuries break the skin, are in nerve-rich areas, and/or are expected to cause swelling or bruising.

I keep the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray in my purse, but both sprays at home.

The Arnica spray also could be used on tired muscles after a particularly long afternoon in the garden or dancing, for instance.

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The Quick Six: Cuts and Bumps [My First Aid Combo]

This remedy is included in the G4 Kit, now available in the shop! Click to learn more.

I probably use this more than any other homeopathic, which is why it leads off the Quick Six.

It contains remedies to abate swelling, bruising, bleeding, nerve damage, and infection.  It works astoundingly well as a topical, so I keep it in a spray bottle in my purse and around the house.

We had been using it for a while, actually, when my youngest tripped and hit his chin on the corner of an art table.  I held him and applied the First Aid spray frequently with a gauze pad.  He fell asleep, and by the end of his nap, his chin looked good.  Phew. But that night, when brushing his teeth, I noticed that his gum was injured under the chin wound.  The next day, it looked infected and I took him to the doctor.  The recommended herbs etc. did not help, so that night in a moment of hope, desperation, and likely Divine inspiration, I grabbed the First Aid spray, pulled his lip out for a moment, then sprayed the site.  Within 10 minutes, the infection was completely healed.  Thank you, homeopathy!

Remedies:

Arnica–to reduce swelling, bleeding, bruising, and other soft tissue trauma
Calendula–to fight infection
Hypericum–to preserve and repair nerves from damage [and remember, the fingertips, toes, and tailbone are very high in nerves!]

Uses:

I use this for just about anything but primarily cuts and bumps…It does well for almost every injury affecting the skin but isn’t optimal for burns or bites [it helps burns and bumps but doesn’t fully resolve the issue]. Honestly, I rarely use the oral version anymore–I mostly use the spray!  Still, if I had only one vial of remedy with me, it would be this combination.  Or maybe Major Injuries for major emergencies.  Tough call.  [By the way, First Aid Oil is in the G4 Kit too.  It’s crazy handy!]

As I did in the situation with my son’s gum, if an area is wet [such as the mouth typically is], I try to dry it a bit first, thereby making it more receptive to the spray–like I recommend for the Dental treatment spray.  If you have to choose between drying it and getting the remedy onto the wounded area, I would opt for the latter–the sooner you treat it, the better!

If we had a true emergency, of course, we would head to the hospital foremost, and if we had the remedy with us, we would apply it or take it orally en route.FirstAidSpray

Spray Preparation:

1-3 doses per 2 oz. of clean tap water [the chemicals in the tap water actually help preserve the remedy water].  Watch the water, then, to make sure it doesn’t get gunky, because there is no alcohol or glycerin etc. in the spray preparation to preserve it.  I’ve typically gone 6-12 months with it being just fine, though one bottle of the First Aid remedy spray rarely lasts that long.

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The Quick Six [game-changers, life-changers, world healers]

Many in alternative medicine consider allopathic medicine to be well-suited for emergency situations, and surely it is. There are these spaces, though, shy of emergency, where homeopathy has been very helpful to my family.  In fact, in my own family, I have found homeopathic first aid to be a major relief and contribution to my peace of mind and our wellbeing.

SilverKitHomeopathy can contribute in two major ways:  Ability to address the issue completely or at least to help enough to give you time to get to an emergency room.

Long story short [and you know that’s hard for me!], I have arrived at a simple list of 6 homeopathic remedies/combinations which have been of tremendous help to me, my family, and those with whom I’ve shared them.  I keep wondering … if every household in the world had access to and used these, might these be game-changers, life-changers, world healers?

Let’s spread the word and find out!  [That’s what leads me to post this info and how-to here ….]

The way this kit can be assembled, the remedies are straight-forward, easy to select, easy to use.  Here’s the low-down on the list, with further details including how to assemble your own kit, to come in subsequent posts:

Cuts & Bumps [My First Aid Combo]:  Reduce swelling, bleeding, bruising; fight infection; and repair and protect nerves.

Sprains & Strains:  Addresses swelling and bruising as well as injuries to ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.

Burns:  Reduces the inflammation, pain, nerve damage, and blistering involved in burn injuries.

Major Injuries:  For head injuries and any other major injury, this is one to take en route to the hospital.

Immune Boosting:  Fight-off germs to prevent the flu from taking hold.

Bites & Stings:  This combination is beneficial for healing from puncture wounds and insect bites.

Remember that for surface injuries, you also can dilute one dose in 2-4 oz. of water, take a sip, and apply the rest of the remedy topically–for bumps, stings, sprains, or burns, for example.  So one dose can go a long way!

Stay tuned for more detailed information …..

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Dental Treatment Support

If you have a stiff dental hygiene appointment or other dental work scheduled, homeopathy can be a helpful support.  Here is what I do:

The Remedy Combo

Using either a spritzer or a dropper bottle, fill with distilled or purified water, ideally, then add one dose of each of the following remedies, in whatever potencies you have between 6c and 200c:

Arnica [swelling, bleeding, bruising]

Calendula [healing wounds]

Hypericum [nerve injuries]

Ruta [great for dental work and for connective tissue in general]

If you have the G4 Kit, you can use the First Aid remedy for added ease for most dental procedures.  I like to dissolve a dose in a bit of water, dry my gums out, then swish the remedy water onto my eager gums.

How To Use It

About 10 minutes before the work starts, try to dry out the area around where the work will be done and apply the remedy water to it.

Repeat after the work is done, and then every 2-3 hours for upto 3 days as necessary for comfort if you had a lot of work done.

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Staph Infections

Homeopathic Staphysagria often is used to treat Staph Infections [as are other remedies].

We have used it twice in my home–once for my dog’s stye and once for an itchy affection on my ankle diagnosed as a Staph infection.  At the time of my dog’s stye, the vet simply recommended a protocol of a few weekly doses of Staphysagria 200c.  It did clear the stye up in due time.

For mine, my naturopath recommended Staphysagria 1M as well as topically applied honey.  I did take the few doses of Staphysagria 1M because I felt that the underlying emotional issues [a type of grieving] were present and needed resolving.  It did help.

Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.
Dissolve a dose in 1 oz. of water.

However, for more immediate relief, what helped most was dissolving Staphysagria 200c in water and swabbing the area with it.  I think I had to do two such swabs, maybe 4-6 days apart to get complete resolution, but I did get immediate relief upon even the first application.

Topical use of homeopathic remedies in 200c, dissolved in water, seems to be something unique to me, but it is incredibly successful for everything for which I’ve used it or recommended it.  And, better yet, in our quick-results world, it seems to yield results within 10-15 minutes [except for issues like acne, where results are significant and visible the next morning but require repeat use for complete resolution].

You can get Staphysagria 200c from local stores sometimes, like Pharmaca and sometimes a healthfood store, or you can order it online:

United States:

Hahnemann Labs

Washington Homeopathic Products carries it in pills or in alcohol-preserved liquid.

Europe:

Helios [London] carries it in pills or liquid.

Remedia [Austria] also carries it in pills or liquid — look for C200.

As a reminder, to dissolve pillules in water for topical application, just put one dose in an ounce of purified water and dissolve.

Also, FYI — According to the Mayo Clinic, staph infections typically are mild and simply irritating but can be incredibly dangerous, getting deep into the body.  So take them seriously!

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Gifts of the Hive

MickelberryGardensI have long enjoyed the benefits of raw honey, propolis, and other gifts provided by bees.

Though I’ve benefited from Herb Pharm’s throat spray, I recently tried a new one because I hoped it had a sweeter taste my kids would find more palatable.  I’m impressed!

I also am impressed by the maker’s smooth lip balm and their salve.  So I am passing their info on to y’all!

Mickelberry Gardens is the name, and they specialize in products made using gifts of the hive.

The run-down of the few products we have tried, all of which have impressed us:

The throat spray was quite palatable and very effective–spray it on your throat at the very first sign that you are getting sick.  A raw throat, a dry throat, an early sore throat.

The salve has been very beneficial to my husband’s cracking heels–soothes the pain.  I wish he’d use it more and actually heal the heel!  He also tried it soon after an insect bite and found relief.  I used it a day or two later and did not experience relief.

The lip balm is smooth and soft.  It feels like it truly soaks in and moisturizes.  As a moisture barrier, it does not last a super long time–I’d use Weleda for that.  But when I have a choice, I always reach for the Mickelberry Gardens lip balm.

 

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Topical Homeopathic Treatment

For issues occurring on or near the surface of your body, topical homeopathic treatment can be phenomenal.  They will only work for purely physical issues, though.  If you have an emotional cause for your ailment, a topical won’t help.

That said, I’ve seen topicals helpful for a whole range of issues from bumps to nerve repair, hives, eczema, and more.  I even keep a few already prepared and ready to use.

When you are on a homeopathic constitutional, except if you are exceptionally sensitive, a topical homeopathic can be a great way to get the relief homeopathy provides without the possibility of interfering with the benefits of your constitutional remedy.

For self-care, here are a few decent rules-of-thumb:

Homeopathic remedies made from herbal and medicinal plants that are used for topical benefit are likely to be helpful in topical treatment homeopathically, too.  These include remedies like Arnica [muscles, soft tissue], Calendula [fights infection], Hypericum [heals nerves].

Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.
Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.

Use potencies from the X’s on up to 30c and 200c.

Simply dilute it in water.  If you have a sugar pill form of the remedy, just dilute it in [purified, if possible] water and apply it topically.  If it is an open wound, and you want to make sure that there is no sugar in the water, you could dilute it one time, dump it, then refill with purified water again and use that to apply topically.

If you have used a cream at the store that is helpful, but you do not have it with you or it is not helping deeply enough or long enough, you could try this:

Looking at the active ingredients on the back of the tube/box/spray, locate the remedy[ies] that seem to have the action you most need.  Make note of the potency and the name of the remedy.

If it works well for you but you cannot take a tube/spray with you etc., try to find the remedy in the closest potency and use that to make your topical.  If you’re really in a pinch, simply ask your Guardian Angel to give you an energetic topical dose of it!

If the topical you normally use works only a little bit [either not well enough or not long enough], try increasing the potency in the topical that you prepare yourself.

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