Do you have bad reactions to mosquito bites? Try taking the homeopathic remedy, Staphysagria 30C once a week. It is reputed to prevent the bites of mosquitos in those who are extremely susceptible to them. It actually repels mosquitos, even in Africa and the Dominican Republic.
Staphysagria can be so effective in repelling mosquitoes and preventing bites that it is often taken on vacations to third world countries because of the concern about Malaria. There are no side effects and it can be taken by adults, or given to children or pets (such as unprotected dogs visiting in areas where heartworm is endemic).
Put two pellets in a clean bottle containing 8 oz. of distilled water then add 1 teaspoon of unflavored brandy or vodka to preserve it.
Dose: Succuss the bottle once before each dose and take one teaspoon weekly. Succuss means to strike the bottom of the bottle on a hard padded surface (like a phone book on a countertop, you will do this each time you take the remedy). The dose is the same for adults, children or any size dog. If you would rather not use alcohol as a preservative you can add 2 teaspoons of food grade glycerine instead.
In case you do get bit, and are uncomfortable take 2 pellets of Ledum 30c, when required. It can give instant relief to most sufferers from allergic reactions to mosquito bites.
Note: Keep homeopathic remedies out of sunlight in a cool dark place. Do not store near perfumes, aromatic spices, computers, T.V. or microwave ovens. If you are an avid (more than 1 or 2 cups a day) coffee drinker this remedy may not work for you. Caffeine has the potential to antidote or negate the positive effects of homeopathic medicines.
When taking a remedy it is best to take the dose into a clean mouth. This means 20 to 30 minutes apart from food, drinks or brushing your teeth.
Giving the remedy to dogs: If your dog is not on conventional heartworm medication and is unprotected, this is not a preventative but may help temporarily to ward off biting mosquitos and the transmission of heartworms if you are visiting an area that is having the problem. The dosing procedure is the same as for people. Give the remedy at least 30 minutes apart from a meal. If need be the remedy may be mixed with a small amount of cream, unflavored yogurt, or rice milk to help you more easily administer the dose.
Where to find the remedy: Staphysagria 30c can be purchased online, or from most health food stores that stock homeopathy. Some progressive pharmacies (like CVS) carry homeopathy. Call ahead though just to make sure they have it on hand.
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