This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
SYMPTOMS. -- In general, the sting of these insects occasions only a slight degree of pain and swelling, but occasionally the symptoms are more violent, and sickness and fever are produced by the intensity of the pain.
TREATMENT. -- Hartshorn and oil may be rubbed on the affected part, and a piece of rag moistened with the same, or with salt and water, may be kept upon it till the pain is over. A few drops of hartshorn may also be frequently given internally, in a little water. The sting may in general be removed by making strong pressure with the barrel of a watch-key around it.
RABID ANIMALS. -- See Hydrophobia, in its proper place among diseases.