Treating Insect Bites and Stings with CBD

No one really likes bugs and insects, especially those ones who bite!

While most people look forward to summer time, BBQ’s & cocktails, others are preparing for battle, as summer brings out the blood thirsty mosquitos and many other biting insects. Doesn’t matter how careful you are with closing doors and windows, tiny little flies will always find a way in to your room and nibbling on you.

With mosquitos, they have an ability to find you sleeping from a distance. According to science, the mosquitoes that sting us are always female and need the blood to form their eggs after they have mated. They can smell the carbon dioxide we humans exhale from an amazing 15 meters distance.

Why do we get insect bites and stings?

Most insects usually don’t bite unless provoked. Insects only attack when protecting their hives. The reason mosquitos bite is they can smell and analyse more than 300 chemicals we exhale. To find the right blood containing the right amount of amino-acids to form their eggs is typically found in those with type O blood group, those who are heavily breathers, those with an abundance of skin bacteria, pregnant women and those with high body heat.

When an insect or bug bites our skin, it leaves behind saliva or a bit of venom. This causes our immune system to respond which in turn can cause the skin around the bite to become swollen, red and itchy.

The symptoms of insect bites or stings are

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Blisters on skin

A severe allergic reaction can result in symptoms like:

  • Swelling of the face or mouth
  • Tightness in chest, wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Faintness or dizziness
  • Trouble speaking

The symptoms of an insect bite also depend on what type of bug has bit you. These include bee stings, mosquito bites, tick bites, bedbug bites, wasp and hornet stings, horsefly’s and mites and many more.

There are many different actions to be taken when been bitten, like take painkillers or use local spray containing antihistamines to prevent itching, take antihistamine tablets, wrap in an ice pack, etc, but now you can also try CBD!!


How CBD can hep

If you are tired of the same old treatments for these horrible bites and stings, here at we have a organic supplement for you. CBD, this supplement will effectively relive the symptoms of insect bites and will also help in its prevention. Cannabinol or known as CBD is one of the most popular organic remedies which is gaining more and more attention these days. This is because this cannabinoid possesses various medicinal and healing properties in treating a variety of health issues.

CBD is extracted from the cannabis-based hemp plant and is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. This cannabinoid is said to interact with various cannabinoid receptors present in our Endocannabinoid system. Our ECS (Endocannabinoid system) helps in maintain homeostasis in our body and CBD by interacting with these ECS receptors helps in treating health issues related to pain, mood, appetite, immune system, the brain and much more.


The benefits of CBD topical in treating bites or stings:

  • Relieves pain and swelling

Pain and swelling in the affected area are the two most common symptoms of insect bites and stings. CBD cream is applied to relieve pain and inflammation. CBD is well known for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and can help in reducing these symptoms effectively.

  • Reduces itchiness

 When CBD creams applied topically this cream helps in reducing the itchiness and redness arsing in insect bites and stings. It also helps in making our skin healthy thus preventing further inflammation.


We should never take these insect bites and stings lightly as these can cause life threatening problems if not treated properly. Applying CBD creams on the affected area along with certain home remedies can help in relieving all symptoms of such bites. CBD creams doesn’t only just treat insect bites, but it also helps with healthier skin and less prone to such conditions.

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