Aromatherapy and Insect sting, tick bites
Many times, especially during summer we have uninvited and unexpected guests at our place – insects.
There are many types of insects found in our surrounding e.g. spiders, ants, bees, mosquitoes etc. Different types of insect bite have different reaction, but some of the common symptoms of insect bite are redness on skin, itching, etc.
If the bite is serious it can also cause swelling and severe pain, it may also cause some type of allergic reaction but fortunately most insect bites are not serious. Some time the sting could be poisonous. These symptoms are the result of the venom or the other substance injected in to our skin by the insect. Generally insect don’t bite until and unless they are agitated or feel threatened.
They normally bite in self-defense. Different types of insects are found in different conditions, e.g. ticks are mostly found in bushy and damp places, flies could be found in unhygienic places etc.
Normally an insect bite is nothing to be serious about, it could be treated at home it self. If the symptoms of bite are not serious one can use over-the-counter medicine available in the medical store or just apply ice on the affected area of the skin. Tick bites are normally very serious.
After returning from bushy area or dense wood one should check for the ticks because they are the parasites that feed on human or animal blood. If one is stung by a tick he should immediately call for a doctor. When stung by a venomous insect like ticks one should avoid moving fast because it will help the venom spread faster.
One could also seek help of aromatherapy for treating insect or tick bite. Aromatherapy is a natural therapy is a combination of two words “aroma” which means scent and “therapy” which means treatment. It was discovered be a French scientist in 1930. Aromatherapy makes use of essential oils which are extracted from natural herbs and plants.
Some of the aromatherapy oils used for treating insect and sting bites are Lavender oil, Thyme oil, Eucalyptus, Roman Chamomile, Lemmon Grass, Sandalwood, Cedarwood etc. As these essential oils are natural they do not cause any side effects or further complications