Stings & Bites


Description, Symptoms and Causes

The bites of all spiders can be poisonous and painful.  However, most spiders are not big enough to cause serious harm.  Infants, older adults, and people of any age who have allergies are at greatest risk of having more serious reactions.

Mosquito bites can produce an itchy welt while a bee or wasp sting can be very painful.

A bite from a poisonous spider may produce a wide variety of symptoms, including intense pain, numbness, redness, and swelling in the affected area, as well as generalized convulsions, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fever of chills, headache, impaired speech, itching, joint pain, muscle spasms, muscular cramping, nausea, stiffness, sweating, vomiting and weakness.  In some cases, hospitalisation may be required.

Includes [Prescription for Nutritional Healing [fourth edition] Phyllis A. Balch, CNC Page714]


How others have used Silverlab Colloidal Silver

Apply Silverlab Colloidal Silver Healing Cream or Healing Gel topically to the affected area.  Silverlab Colloidal Silver is an antibiotic that reduces inflammation, promotes healing, and inhibits infection. It is the anti-inflammatory function of the silver that takes away the itchiness.



“I’ve got very dry skin but no one has been able to tell me what causes it. It is also allergic and will suddenly break out into a rash from time to time. I know what caused this – all the moisturisers and creams I used. And I’ve used some of the most expensive cosmetic applications on the market.

My daughter works as a representative for a colloidal silver manufacturer and gave me a jar about a year ago to use as a general cream for wounds, bites, cuts and things like that. I tried some on my face and was amazed at how soothing it is. I use it often and haven’t had a rash for over a year.”

Alida le Roux, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa


“I was bitten by a baboon in Zambia and about a week later travelled to South Africa to visit my very sick brother. I stayed with my nephew who suggested I try some colloidal silver on my, as yet, unhealed wound, which had become a bit red and inflamed. I applied the colloidal silver and within a week the scabs had gone! They didn’t fall off as scabs usually do – they just vanished!

I became quite excited about colloidal silver products and treated my cousin’s husband for a cold when we visited them in Pretoria. He was quite reluctant at first, but was so ill with it that he eventually gave in and took some of the liquid.

You won’t believe me when I tell you that after three days of taking it, his cold cleared completely! I didn’t stop there: on my advice, my daughter used the liquid to treat her little boys’ colds and, after two days phoned me to say the colds had gone!”

Magda Van Zyl, Mkushi, Zambia


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Healthy Lifestyle & Nutritional Tips

For severe stings or bites please consult your doctor.

Treatment may include washing the area well with soap and water; applying a cold or ice pack wrapped in a cloth, or a cold, wet wash-cloth to the site.

Apply Silverlab antibiotic Healing  Gel or Healing Cream to protect against infection and to ease the pain.

Elevating the site of the bite, if possible, may  help to prevent swelling.

Bee and wasp sting venom is a protein. Soaking the affected area in vinegar will help to neutralize or denature the venom.

P.S. Vinegar works well on your hands if they have been burned by cutting chillies in the kitchen.


From Jan J Lategan’s Natural Health Tips…


The sting often stays behind in the skin; get it out as soon as possible. Note: The poison in the sting consists of formic acid and is the same poison that is in nettle. Supplement: Drink plenty of apple juice (natural antihistamine) or get antihistamine from your pharmacy.      ** Apply Colloidal Silver liquid or gel as soon as possible.

[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.8] ** Added by editor


Get to the emergency unit of a hospital or a medical doctor as soon as possible.
Unlike other snakes, the poison of the boom slang does not spread so fast.
First aid: [If you do not have snake serum]
1. The person should move as little as possible to prevent the poison from spreading. Let him sit with the wound below or level with the heart.
2. Give him a cup of Colloidal Silver and/or four Echinacea tablets to drink and spray the wound frequently with Silver.
3. Give him one or more of the following anti-oxidants to neutralize the poison:  Vitamin C [fruit juice]; Immuno Choice, Co-Q10; Selenium: Melatonin; Glutathione.
4. If the person was bitten by a cobra or mamba [not a puff adder], tie a belt gently about 20 centimetres above the wound to the arm or leg.  Do not use a tourniquet; it can prevent circulation to the limb completely and cause severe consequences.

Warning: Could be life threatening and you require anti snake bit injections.  Take note or a photo (cell phone) of snake or kill the snake and take along to the doctor to identify for correct serum.

[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.77]


Reproduced with permission, [Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan] Purchase Jan’s amazing book by phoning him on 021 913 2382021 913 2382 or 082 290 2281082 290 2281. The books are available in English and Afrikaans. Every household should have one.


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