Brown Recluse Spider Bite Looked Like A War Wound
Author: Mary F.
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Since spring is springing and many of us will be enjoying the great outdoors, I thought my following experience might contain some useful information should you ever need it.
Last October I was bitten in the calf by a brown recluse spider. I knew immediately from the way it felt, this was something to take very seriously. Most folks will advise you to go immediately to the hospital as you could lose a leg (or more). I do not recommend doing the following unless you are able to be 100% vigilant for at least a week until the crisis period is over and you know you are in healing mode.
When I researched the hospital protocol, their only treatment was to prescribe antibiotics and cut out the wound and keep cutting until it is no longer necessary, since this spider emits a flesh-eating enzyme. There is no anti-venom for brown recluse spiders. (There is for black widow spider bites).
I didn't see how an antibiotic was going to address a flesh-eating enzyme. This bite is life threatening, but I knew I had around 24 hours to see what I could do. I knew that if I experienced a fever or chills or if the wound turned black or went into a crater shape I would have to go to the hospital immediately.
I first applied Young Living's Purification oil blend and then layered Basil and Lavender, Frankincense and Helichrysum over the wound. I cut some Basil leaves from the garden and put that over the wound, covered it with a sterile gauze pad and wrapped it in gauze. I took a capsule of Thieves internally and a capsule of charcoal internally three times in that first 12 hour period, and for the following three days. Every three to four hours - I put on a new poultice.
On the second day I added Melissa oil to the external blend. Over the oil blend, I layered powdered charcoal to help pull out the poison. When I took off the poultice after the second day the wound was fleshy and huge, but it hadn't cratered or turned black.
On the next day I alternated the charcoal with bentonite clay. I continued with this protocol for four days. On the fourth day a blister began to form and by the fifth day, it was huge and full of liquid so I knew I going in the right direction. (Out, not in!). I continued with this protocol. The blister released in the shower a couple of days later.
I then continued the poultices for several days until the wound began to heal over. At that time I changed the essential oil protocol to include mostly Lavender, Basil, Helichrysum and Frankincense. I kept it wrapped in gauze until it was healed. This protocol worked so well, the only scar I have from this event is a quarter size discoloration, which is remarkable because at one point it looked like a war wound, with a blister the size of a fist.
I made sure to drink a lot of water and herbal teas throughout the entire process. I also made sure that after that first 24 hours of super vigilance, I had plenty of rest. Looking back on this all it was like a vision quest for me. In all ways.
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