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There are several options available for purchasing a homeopathy kit for use around the home, during travel, or outdoors. Many people consider the types of injuries or illnesses they believe are most likely to occur, and find kits made to accommodate those requirements. It is not unusual for consumers to build their own kits out of homeopathic products they find useful and effective. Regardless of whether the kit is homemade or purchased, it should contain some key products designed to help with the most basic needs such as first aid for burns, cuts and scrapes, and insect bites and stings. The therapeutic and safe doses of each homeopathic remedy can be found on the product's packaging.
Burns are among the most common type of injury in the home or while traveling, and it is imperative that the chosen homeopathy kit contains at least a few remedies for this type of injury. In addition to cold compresses or ice, homeopathic remedies such as urtica urens, cantharis, and arnica montana are recommended for burns. These medicines are usually available in liquid, capsule, and tablet form, and are easily transported in the car or in a carry-on bag on an airplane. Taken orally, the properties of these herbs help limit the sensation of stinging and burning by numbing the skin's nerves during the healing process. If the burn is larger than a small saucer, it is recommended that the person seek professional medical attention.
A well chosen homeopathy kit will also contain herbal remedies to treat minor cuts and scrapes that often occur during normal daily activities. For topical treatment, it is advised to pack calendula cream or lotion for cleaning and soothing damaged tissue, as well as gauze pads and tape for covering the injury. Most experts also suggest including ledum palustre, arnica montana, and hypericum perforatum to be taken orally, often in liquid form.
Insect stings and bites are common occurrences, and any well stocked homeopathy kit should contain first aid items to treat them. The kit should contain a pair of sterilized tweezers to remove stingers if necessary. Cool compresses are also useful in first aid kits for reducing the swelling associated with insect bites and stings. Apis mellifica, arnica montana, and ledum palustre are all good choices for reducing the discomfort and swelling as well. In the event that a sting occurs in the mouth, nose, or ear, most experts recommend rinsing the area with cold water and visiting a doctor or emergency room quickly.