I have gotten what seems like dozens of bug bites this year, without much sequelae. But a couple weeks ago I got a bug bite on my ankle that proceeded to get very red and warm. Then both my ankle and my foot started to swell, which continued to worsen over several days. My husband was concerned that possibly I had gotten bit by a brown recluse spider and encouraged me to get it checked by a doctor. I decided instead to put a bentonite clay pack on my ankle every night for the next several nights to see what would happen. Every morning when I got up there was a noticeable improvement in my symptoms until finally all the swelling was gone and there was just a small amount of residual redness.
Be sure and keep some bentonite clay in your herbal summer survival kit!