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On July 1, the Garner State Park Facebook page posted this photo of a large redheaded centipede. Bites from the terrifying "creepy-crawly" are often mild, resulting in a sting comparable to a bee and usually accompanied by swelling.

The swelling usually occurs due to some kind of trauma to the soft tissue of the lips. Other causes include extreme weather conditions, dryness, nutritional deficiencies, a viral infection, dehydration, an insect bite, an allergic reaction and using poor quality lip care products.

from Optiderma

Calendula for Insect Bites, Cuts & Skin Irritations: Amazing Benefits

Try this Soothing Insect Bite Balm Recipe with Calendula Oil! Calendula plant uses anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties to reduce the swelling of insect bites:


Ease the Itch with 18 Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

Here are some healthy, simple home remedies to relieve that annoying itch and minimize the swelling quickly and easily.


#Viridian #Arnica #Organic Balm for life's bumps and knocks. Arnica is used with general injuries including bruising, sprains, swellings, inflammation, oedema, chilblains, rheumatic, muscle and joint complaints. Inflamed insect bites, surface phlebitis and symptoms of varicose veins. Certified Organic by the Soil Association.

from Common Sense Homesteading

15 Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings

Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings - use these items from around your home and yard to reduce pain, swelling and itching from bug bites ...

from Whole Intentions

5 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs in Your Own Backyard