This is how I decided to treat it:
1) Washed it throughly to get rid of any bacteria that had formed over or around it.
2) Immediately applied a vodka compress to the area for 10 minutes.
3) Massaged the Extraction Balm into and around the area and placed a bandaid over it.
Linda said that she could immediately feel the poison being pulled up the back of her leg from the ankle area. I (Dr. Cole) could feel a tissue loss in the calf and down the leg.
I had Linda continue applying the vodka compresses followed by the application of the Extraction Balm three to four times a day for a week. Linda said that the sensation of feeling poison being pulled up her leg lasted for three days during this process. Over all, It took two weeks for the area to to clear up after we discovered the bite and began treatment.
Why this remedy worked
Vodka has antiseptic properties. When compressing vodka into the area where it is applied, vasodilation begins, and blood flow increases. Since the skin around the spider bite was dying, we needed to bring that necrotic skin back to life so it could help heal the wound.
Dr. Cole’s Herbal Extraction Balm was formulated with ingredients like Blood Root and the herbs that support it. They have been used for hundreds of years to pull toxins out of the skin, naturally.
These two elements worked together to first bring blood flow back to the area and then extract the poisonous spider venom out of the bite.
How to make a vodka compress
• Pure vodka, room temperature or slightly warmed
• Cotton gauze cloth
• Cellophane wrap
• Soft cotton wool cloth or scarf
• A bandage to wrap around all of the layers above
• Wet the cotton gauze cloth throughly with vodka. Squeeze the access liquid out of the cloth so it doesn’t leak past the area of the wound.
• Place it over the wound.
• Place the cellophane over the cotton gauze fabric so that it completely covers the fabric surface. This prevents the vodka from evaporating and forces it to soak into the area that it is intended to stimulate.
• Put the cotton wool on top of the cellophane. This keeps the area warm.
• Bandage all of it so that everything is held in place. Not too tight.
• Keep the compress on the wound for at least 10 minutes, or more as needed, to stimulate circulation.
IMPORTANT: Consult your healthcare professional immediately if your wound gets worse instead of better.
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