Silly me! I mean, I am a nutritionist, but… I just never thought about it. There are nutritional steps you can take if you have shingles.
I got this from National Nutrition
* Avoid coffee, cola, and black tea – caffeine depletes nutrients needed to deal with stress
* Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
* Take a Vitamin B complex, ase well a Vitamin C, Oregano Oil, and lysine to boost your immune system
* Use capsaicin cream or Four Thieves oil to relieve discomfort
Outside time is coming up, if it is not already in your area! Oh gosh! How wonderful!
But…. Outside is where bugs live. Uh oh!
If you have been with me for a while, you know about my “no-see-ums” remedies – those remedies also work for a lot of other bug bites.
Meanwhile, here are some other traditional bug bite remedies – I mean, I swear by all of the above, but you might meet a new bug or something – it is always good to have a Plan B!
Apply lavender oil to affected area
Apply Four Thieves Oil to affected area
Apply apple cider vinegar to affected area.
Crush or mince a garlic clove. Spread garlic over affected area, and cover with a bandage. Spread honey on a cloth. Place ice cubes on top of the honey. Fold cloth over the honey and ice,and place on affected area.
FOR A STINGER WHERE THE STINGER IS STILL IN: dip a cotton ball in ammonia and tape it over the bite/sting, to draw out the stinger and reduce the irritation/sting/pain
Posted in bugbites, Four Thieves, INSECT BITES, ITCHING, LAVENDER OIL, NO-SEE-UMS
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