Last updated on November 17th, 2023 at 01:18 pm
It’s the summer. That means some of us will be jetting off to parts unknown or enjoying a “staycation” in our own backyards. But watch out for the holiday-spoiling insects that can leave you itching and scratching when you should be relaxing and recharging.
You can protect your skin from insect bites and stings by wearing light-colored, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and boots. You can keep your car and house windows closed and avoid flowering plants. But warmer temps and the lure of nature make it unrealistic to follow this advice. Bites and stings are almost inevitable this time of year.
Not to worry. Boiron’s Calendula Gel and a few “blue tube” single medicines can offer relief from pain, itching, burning and swelling caused by a variety of annoying insects.*
Calendula Gel is made from its namesake, the garden marigold (Calendula officinalis). The gel helps promote the healing of skin irritations such as insect bites or stings and can also be used on razor burn.* The soothing, non-sticky formula is absorbed quickly by the skin and does not contain artificial colors, perfumes and parabens.
Homeopathic single medicines like Ledum palustre and Apis mellifica can also help relieve symptoms of bug bites. If your skin is itchy and swollen from a mosquito bite, Ledum is the medicine that can be used for relief.* If a wasp or chigger stings you, Apis can help relieve the swelling, itching and burning.*
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.