Stings: the most effective natural and domestic remedies

They are small, but they do great damage. Only those who have ever eaten any of these animals know how much they worry: itching, pain, swelling. Some people, more sensitive, remain days and days feeling the “consequences”. However, in addition to curing mosquitoes from entering the environment, there are ways to alleviate symptoms and even treat bites. Find out below several effective natural remedies.

What to do if you need an insect bite?

The first measure to take, if an insect bite occurs, is to verify a possible allergic reaction, since, although rare, it can be quite dangerous, especially if an anaphylactic shock occurs, causing severe symptoms such as breathing difficulties, and to death. However, more often than not, the bite of an insect only causes pain, swelling and itching.

The first thing to do is to wash the area with soap and water, take ice in the area if there is pain and swelling and a soothing ointment for itching cases. If the insect in question is a bee, it is necessary to take the sting in the first place.

Natural remedies for bites

There are very effective homemade recipes for treating bites. To know below:


Vinegar is a powerful antiseptic and helps alleviate symptoms and possible reactions in case of insect bites. Just apply a little on the site concerned. The best option is white vinegar, however, it does not apply if there is a sore. Apple vinegar helps relieve pain.


Sugar helps alleviate the symptoms of insect bites. To do this, dip your fingers with a little saliva and then apply some sugar to the area, which can be refined or clod.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera – or snail – is very useful for treating skin problems, including insect bites. It helps provide immediate relief from symptoms such as itching, especially on the stilt. Just apply the plant gel to the region.

Banana peel

The act of rubbing the banana peel in the insect-punished region helps alleviate the swelling caused, as well as assist in healing if there are injuries. Furthermore, it is a way to exploit all parts of the plant.


Apply a slice of onion to the affected spot to relieve the swelling of insect bites.


Lemon can also be used to relieve swelling. But remember to never go out in the sun with this substance because it stains the skin.


Tomato is a natural pain reliever that relieves symptoms such as pain and inflammation. Apply the tomato slices in the area. In case of insect bites that leave the sting, remove the sting first.

Sodium bicarbonate

The ingredient that has a thousand and one uses, is also recommended to treat insect bites as it helps reduce inflammation and itching. To enjoy the benefits, make a paste with a little baking soda and water, apply on the spot and leave for 15 minutes.


Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Just apply a little honey on the bite. Reduces skin irritation and also itching.

Natural oils

Melaleuca, lavender, tea oil and cedar can be used at the bite site to relieve symptoms. However, avoid using this product in children and adolescents. You can, for example, make an ointment with 4 drops of lavender oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil and 2, 5 liters of water and apply to the region twice a day. Citronella oil can be used in the bath (from 6 to 8 drops) or directly on the skin, diluted with almond oil, grapes or chamomile.


Apply equal amounts of milk and water to get the effects of these important ingredients. Pain, itching, swelling and inflammation improve considerably.

Insect repellents

You can make a natural homemade repellent to avoid unwanted insect bites. To prepare this recipe, leave 10 grams of cloves dipped in 500 ml of cereal alcohol, sealed in a dark bottle and without light for 4 days. Then filter and mix 100 ml of almond oil (or other mineral oil, preferably). Shake the bottle (preferably by spraying) and apply to the skin.

Fly repellent

Another natural repellent that is very effective in removing flies is made with cloves and lemon/orange. Just cut the chosen fruit in half, prick around 10 grams of cloves and leave in the environment.


For the itching caused by the bites, apply a little salt to the region and massage gently.

Papaya papaya

To neutralize the poison of insect bites, papaya is of great help. Just apply a piece of fruit on the spot.


Mud also has important properties to alleviate the symptoms of insect bites. Apply a little mud – the detergent is better – on the affected area. When the mud dries, wash the skin thoroughly with soap and water.


Scald or blanching leaves can be useful for the treatment of insect bites, especially in the case of bites. To apply it in the region, after soaking the herbs with your fingers.

Sweet almonds and cloves

Both ingredients are useful for the treatment of insect bites, as they are bactericidal and disinfectant (in the case of cloves) and have a calming effect (sweet almonds). Prepare a mixture of 10 cloves, 50 ml of sweet almond and 1 scoop (dessert) of chamomile and apply to the affected area.


Basil oil can help relieve itching. Just knead the leaves until the liquid is extracted from the plant and pass into the region of the bite.

Bites of poisonous animals – Care doubled

Poisoning poisonous animals, such as scorpions, can be very serious, as they can lead to death if no medical treatment is provided. These insects are nocturnal and are hidden during the day, in places like garbage, garbage, water and sewage, under stones and abandoned burrows.

If a person is bitten by a scorpion, he should keep an eye on the symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, palpitations, respiratory changes, drowsiness and confusion. The first step is to wash the place with soap and water, give enough water to the wounded and keep the affected area facing up. Avoid piercing, cutting or turning the tourniquet and lead the person to the nearest emergency room.

Even the tick can be a problem

Although the tick is generally not dangerous, it can transmit diseases such as spotted fever, erythema, Lyme disease and babesiosis. These insects usually remain in fields, grass and cracks. If a tick bite occurs, the first thing is to try to get the bug with tweezers. It is important to check whether all parts of the insect have been left.

Another effective measure is to dilute vinegar in water and pass into the body, since the smell of this product is usually the natural repellent of ticks. After that, he notes only if the site’s inflammation does not increase or worsen. If this happens, you should consult a doctor.

How to recognize who has a point?

Another important suggestion is to know how to recognize which insect has bitten to do the right treatment. Some of them can hurt more and cause more reactions. Find out below how to correctly evaluate who the author of the bite was and also see the photos of the different insect bites:

  • Puncture bites – Usually they leave a reddish and subcutaneous bladder, which causes a lot of itching.
  • Puncture bites – Leave the center of the bite with a ball of blood and the rest reddish, hot and swollen.
  • Flea bites – small lesions grouped with reddish spots, plus a small halo of inflammation around them.
  • Bites of bedbugs – Small grouped balls, inflamed by a necrotic spot in the middle.
  • Bite Spider – The bites spider have two points of entry and cause pain, swelling, that is increasing and affecting other areas. If it is not treated properly, the region could become necrotic.
  • Tick bite – In this case the region has a reddish-brown hole in the center, a small ampoule and a tick attached to the bite.
  • Ant bites – They have two bite holes, as well as the formation of a pus blister and an inflamed area around them.
  • Scorpion bite – Scorpion bites are usually accompanied by pain, swelling and, in some cases, spasms, sweating and excessive salivation.
  • Bee Sting – Generally generates a speck of blood in the middle of the sting or sting, and leaves the place swollen and painful.