Insect Bites

Uses

Principal Proposed Natural Treatments

  • None
Insect Repellant - Topical:
  • Proprietary Product Containing Soybean Oil and Germanium Oil
  • Proprietary Bath Lotions
  • Essential Oils (Citronella Grass, Ocimum americanum , Citrus hystrix , Lemongrass, Turmeric , and Vanilla)
  • Garlic
Insect Repellant - Local:
  • Citronella Candles and Incense
Insect Repellant - Oral:Insect Bites:

Probably Not Effective

Insects are the most successful group of creatures on earth, greatly outdoing mammals in number of species and sheer mass of life. Furthermore, despite great effort, human attempts to eliminate certain insects, such as mosquitoes, have utterly failed. In insects, it appears, humans have met their match.When it comes to the more mundane level of avoiding insect bites, however, our species is doing a bit better. The chemical DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide), found in almost all insect repellants, is highly successful especially against mosquitoes, flies, fleas, and ticks. Contrary to popular belief, DEET appears to be a very safe substance when used in a normal fashion. After many decades of use by millions of people, use of DEET has only been associated with a small number of adverse reactions, and those side effects that have been reported seem to represent unusual personal responses rather than toxicity in the ordinary sense. 1Medical treatment for bites that have already occurred consists primarily of soothing topical treatments.

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