Our garden has a santol tree and a mango tree. During the summer times there are a lot of higads, hairy caterpillars. Sure they are pretty when they become butterflies, but they are feared by everyone for their viciously painful and itchy hairs. One only has to say “higad” and cause anyone to freak out.
We have quite a good enough number of experiences with higads, myself and my children. I will share with you how we do cure higad attack at home.
In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one are victimized by a higad, these are the cure steps to take:
- Remove the offending higad via a stick, gloves or paper, healer or helper must NOT hold the higad with his bare hands or he will be victimized as well.
- If you can get hot water immediately, do so and dip that part struck by the higad or just wash.
- Look at the skin first if higad hairs are conspicuously sticking out. If yes, get tweezers and pull them out.
- Get a hand full of rock salt, and rub vigorously for some 5 minutes on affected area to remove remaining higad hair stubbles.
- Get virgin coconut oil and apply liberally on and around the affected area.
- By this time it is expected that the pain has been reduced and itchiness is left. Continue massaging that area to assure the victim of the cure, especially if it is a child.
Your child should be happily playing again within 1 hour.
I hope this little higad cure recipe helps you. Share your higad cure technique!