Medicinal Remedies

Spider, Bug, Insect Bite & Sting Treatment Information


Spider Bites

  1. Wash the bite with soap and water.
  2. Apply a cool compress.
  3. Apply Bite Rx.
  4. If necessary, take OTC medication to control pain or itching.
  5. Antibiotics are not helpful unless the wound is infected.
  6. Do not cut or apply suction to the wound.
  7. Monitor the bite for redness, swelling, pain, or signs of infection.
  8. Re-apply Bite Rx to control bite symptoms and promote healing.
  9. If redness, swelling or pain does not subside or there are signs of infection see your physician.

Bug Bites

  1. Apply a cold compress or ice pack to the bite for 15-20 minutes every hour for the first 6 hours. Don't put ice directly on the skin.
  2. If necessary, elevate the bite area to decrease swelling.
  3. Apply Bite Rx.
  4. If necessary, take OTC medication to control itching, pain, redness or swelling.
  5. Antibiotics are not helpful unless the wound becomes infected.
  6. Monitor the bite for redness, swelling, pain or signs of infection.
  7. Re-apply Bite Rx to control bite symptoms and promote healing.
  8. If swelling persists apply warm compresses to the bite for relief.
  9. If redness, swelling or pain does not subside or there are signs of infection see your physician.
  10. Avoid scratching or breaking bite blisters as they may lead to infection

Bee & Wasp Stings

  1. Scrap the bee or wasp sting out of the skin using a credit card or flat object. Do not squeeze the stinger as venom is released into the skin.
  2. Apply a cold compress or ice pack to the bite for 15-20 minutes every hour for the first 6 hours. Don't put ice directly on the skin.
  3. If necessary, elevate the sting area to decrease swelling.
  4. Apply Bite Rx.
  5. If necessary, take OTC medication to control itching, pain, redness or swelling.
  6. Antibiotics are not helpful unless the wound becomes infected.
  7. Monitor the sting for redness, swelling, pain or signs of infection.
  8. Re-apply Bite Rx to control sting symptoms and promote healing.
  9. If swelling persists apply warm compresses to the sting site for relief.
  10. If redness, swelling or pain does not subside or there are signs of infection see your physician.
  11. Avoid scratching the sting area as this may lead to infection.

Bite & Sting Treatment Tips


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