Natural Ointment, Remedies and Treatments for Ant Bites and Stings

Some ant bites and stings can cause us prolonged discomfort. Fortunately there are many natural treatments to this common problem, most being readily available household items. Many of these solutions work on other insect bites as well as ants.Fruit and Veg
Fruits and vegetable extracts and juices have a soothing effect on stings. The acidity found in their juices can help neutralize and sooth the pain produced by the ants formic acid. Commonly used fruits and veg known to sooth ant bites and stings include:

  • lemon balm
  • cucumber
  • garlic
  • onion

Tea Bags
Placing a wet tea bag on the area of pain helps sooth the problem area. Tea bags contain tannic acid that help neutralize the formic acid produced by ants.

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is frequently used for a number of skin and health conditions. Naturally found aloe vera leaves can be split open and the juice will sooth any irritations. Further squeezing the leaves produces a gel that can help prevent infection from occurring.

Bicarbonate of Soda or Baking powder
Mixing some this readily available powder with water and applying it to the area of irritation; provides effective relief from pain and itchiness.

Clay
Mixing clay and water into a paste and applying it to the area of irritation; provides effective relief from pain and itchiness.

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Note: the information found on this page is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
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