Walking through the trails of Palmer Park with my walking club members makes for a very enjoyable and beautiful activity. Unfortunately with the frequent rain, humidity and standing water created the prefect habitat for the mosquitos aka “The Modern Vampires."
As we entered their layer they attacked from all directions. We tried our creative kung Fu swat, along with tag team back swats to no advantage. We were out numbered and Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a complete no show, so we resorted to running.
During cool down, one of my walking members noticed swelling on my back. I had over 45 bites on my back alone. If you include the ones on my arm, wrist, buttocks, thighs, knees and calves--72 bites total.
After arriving home, I immediately took a shower and asked my husband to rub me down with chickweed ointment. I had no itching and the swelling begin to reduce by morning. I applied the ointment morning and night for the next 3 days and by the 4th day the swelling was completely gone with no scarring.
Meet my herbal aids...
Dr. Christopher's Itch Ointment is a blend of chickweed and extra virgin olive oil in a beeswax base used to aid in minor burns, itching and other common skin irritations such as rashes and insect bites.
Chickweed is best known for it's ability to cool inflammation and speed healing for internal or external flare-ups. Excellent for eczema, sores, acne and hives.
Dr. Christopher's Cayenne Heat Ointment is a synergistic blend of herbs, pure essential oils and other natural ingredients in a beeswax base. This penetrating salve is excellent for stiff necks, sore muscles and joints. Brings heat to areas that need it the most. When used in combination with the itch ointment, it helps to speed up the healing process.