Bug Bites: Don’t let them suck the fun out of Summer!

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Marc Weill of Core Care Center shares his experience with ant bites and how he used ‘heroic doses’ to tackle his allergic reaction.

I have a successful practice in the city, and during Shelter in Place, I’ve been living at my ranch in Vacaville and sleeping in a converted grain silo. Recently, I was bitten 20-30 times by red ants-and they can be seriously toxic!

By the third day of my post ‘bite’ adventure, I had developed a blistering rash that was spreading rapidly. I was experiencing systemic itching, and swelling up to my neck and eyelids. It felt very much like emergency room time.

From a previous Medi Herb conference, I recall one of the speakers mentioning that he was bit by a poisonous spider in Australia. He was paralyzed in one of his arms, and he was able to address it head on with “heroic” doses of Echinacea Premium liquid extract. These ‘heroic doses’ are far higher than the ‘normal circumstances’ suggested total of 15 ml daily (of the liquid). He used 10 ml 5 times daily which was the equivalent of 25,000 mg of Echinacea per day!

Armed with this knowledge, I started on the following rather than the steroid shots that my MD had suggested. This has been my daily dose for the past few weeks. Taking them has effectively dealt with what would have been an emergency down to just feeling bad, and now I’m feeling far better:

Thanks for sharing this with us Marc, and I’m glad that you’re feeling so much better. Ouch! 

Whether fire ants, spider/mosquito or tick bites, it helps to have at least some of the above-mentioned products on hand, especially the Medi Herb Echinacea Premium. Please note: Heroic doses are for short term use only and it’s very situation dependent. The above example is to show how powerful these herbs are, especially when your options are limited, and we’re all grateful to have our Doctors and Emergency care when we need it.

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact me. Don’t let bug bites ruin your summer fun! Stay prepared and take proactive measures to address any allergic reactions. Remember, it’s always best to consult with medical professionals for personalized advice. Stay safe and enjoy your summer!

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