Remedies for bites and stings in Homoeopathy

snake1A 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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