baking soda moist paste
i would say to do the following, in this order;
1-see a doctor
2-try mesosilver to kill germs and prevent infection, also possibly to neutralize the enzymes and such.
3-apply a moist paste of pure baking soda and water.
now i'm going to focus on the use of baking soda.
for mosquito bites the recipe is 'salt & soda'; table salt and baking soda made into a moist paste and rubbed on repeatedly or held in place with a bandaid and kept moist with a few drops of water added every hour or two.
for a spider bite, i use a moist baking soda paste under a bandaid or bandage.
baking soda is a powerful neutralizer and purifier.
it draws the poisons and toxins into itself and neutralizes much of the effect of the bite.
for something like a brown recluse spider bite, whether or not you are trying or succeeding with other methods, i would cover the wound and overlap the entire afflicted area past the redness and well over healthy tissue. hold it in place with a bandage if you can. or get practical and make a cupful or bowl or container of moist baking soda paste and stick your finger or hand into it and keep it there.
the bigger the afflicted area, the bigger the layer of baking soda paste i would use, and don't let it dry out but don't make it dripping wet either.
for a large area, wrap it in a washcloth or hand towel and keep in place with whatever works, like medical gauze wrap.
there is no question that baking soda does work very well as a moist water-based paste as a powerful purifier and detoxifier.
i would also mention taking French green clay powder or red Moroccan clay powder, in capsule form internally, which stay in the kidneys and have an electrostatic affiliation with toxins.
i get mine at www.herbalcom.com
, where you can buy a pound of it for what would only get you a few ounces elsewhere.
do not use bentonite clay as it contains trace amounts of aluminum, which is associated with alzheimer's or memory loss.
in my herbal remedy book, "Back To Eden" by Jethro Kloss, Deluxe Edition, under 'spider bites', herbs listed include;
black cohosh (also known as black snakeroot, bugwort, bugbane, squawroot, rattleroot, rattleweed, rattlesnake's root, richweed) - cautions listed, not to be used by pregnant women, not to be used constantly over a long period of time without a break. one to three capsules a day is the average dose.
plantain (also called waybread, round-leaved plantain, Englishman's foot, common plantain, ribwort, ripple grass, snake weed) - there are two kinds of plantain - narrow and wide leaf. both are good. the book says plantain has a soothing, cooling, and healing effect on sores and ulcers. may also be rubed directly onto insect bites and stings. many other uses are listed.
parsley (garden parsley, rock parsley, common parsley, march) - a warm fomentation wrung out of the tea and applied to insect bites and stings. use a tablespoonful of the leaves to a cup of boiling water, and steep twenty minutes. cautions listed: do not use parsley if you have a kidney infection. don't apply the fomentation too hot.
a fomentation is a hand towel or washcloth dipped in warm herbal tea and wrung out and laid over the afflicted area.
for a 4 or 5 page definition with drawings see the Back To Eden book on 'fomentations', or google it.
i usually just use a moist pure baking soda paste externally, and the rest is optional.
but if i have mesosilver handy, i will surely use that also.
if you're not sure, check with a medical doctor or nurse.