Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Home Remedies for Spider Bites
There many Home Remedies for Spider Bites, from raw eggs, to slices of bread to activated charcoal. Here are a few popular natural remedies.
Baking Soda remedy:
Mix one part spring water to three parts baking soda for a thick paste. Apply directly to spider bite. Pureed garlic (one clove) may be added for antiseptic qualities.
Apply a slice of garlic directly to spider bite, secure with a bandage, leave overnight for this natural remedy.
Salt spider bite remedy:
Wash affected area, apply salt (sea salt or kosher is better in my opinion.) You can dampen a bandage, sprinkle salt on pad then adhere bandage to the bite.
These remedies will have various heal times depending on the type of spider bite and how quickly a remedy is applied after a bite.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some people have been mistaking boils caused by MRSA for spider bites. MRSA is a serious infection. Do not assume you have a spider bite if you didn't actually see the spider or feel it bite you. If you're unsure, seek advice from a qualified medical practitioner.
photo credit: hberends
Spider Bites - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
MRSA - Spider Bites: The Flesh-Eating Bacterial Epidemic That Threatens America
The Information Contained Herein Should not be Considered Medical Advice; Nor is it Meant to Treat, Diagnose, Prescribe or Cure Any Disease. Seek the Guidance of a Qualified Health Professional if You Have Concerns or Questions About your Health issues.
- Southern California, United States
- Holistic living, natural remedies have been part of my life since the early 80's. As a natural progression of my passion, I became a certified massage therapist in 2006, a Reiki Master in 2008, and in 2013 an Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach. I am here to promote natural healing, for it is my deep belief that with a little help from our friends and nature, we can all heal ourselves.