Did you know that you can use emu oil for pain relief from insect bites and stings? If you didn’t, now you know. But how exactly does that work? Well, keep reading to find out.
When you are bitten by a mosquito, it injects an anticoagulant under your skin. The purpose of the anticoagulant is to thin the blood and keep it from clotting. This makes the blood flow quicker and longer so that the mosquito can feast. To respond to this, your skin will release histamine which causes the skin to turn red and form bumps. If it is left alone, the redness and the swelling will go away on their own. The problem, however, is that the bump is itchy and you will end up running or scratching. This worsens the bite site and keeps it from healing faster.
If you have an allergic reaction to insect bites, the itching, swelling and redness may be considerable. Consistently rubbing or scratching the bite site will cause more skin damage and the area may get infected. Some people may also suffer additional reaction that causes them to end up with small dark spots for long after the initial bite. To avoid all this, you can use emu oil for pain relief.
Pure emu oil has been used for years to treat insect bites and stings. It is used to help soothe insect bites and take insect stings out. The reason the oil is so effective is because of its anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help reduce swelling while at the same time acting as a natural analgesic that reduces pain and itching.
When you apply emu oil on an insect bite or sting, you will relieve the itch. This will, in turn, reduce the need for scratching and as a result, the bumps will heal much faster. After the use of the oil on insect bites and stings, people report lessened post-bite dark spots, reduced scarring as well as enhanced healing.
The important point to remember is if you are bitten or stung, applying pure emu oil on the bite or sting site will relieve the itch as well as reduce swelling. You can also combine emu oils with menthol, peppermint oil or any other natural analgesic. Doing so will give even better results.
What you need to do is ensure you only use pure emu oil on the insect sting or bite. Keep in mind that some manufacturers of emu oil add ingredients that may harm you. Ensure you buy the oil from a manufacturer that has a great reputation.