Here is a good bee sting home remedy. You can make a paste and put it on the bee sting. The ingredients can be a mixture of meat tenderizer and water or you can substitute baking soda for the meat tenderizer. First make sure that you scrape off the stinger from the bee sting. You should use a card or your fingernail, and not tweezers. The reason to avoid using tweezers is that this process will enable more of the venom from the stinger to enter your body. Also, be sure to keep your bee sting area elevated above your heart. You will want to do this to help keep the circulation going. This will promote faster healing and will help prevent swelling. If this isn’t effective; you can try some over the counter medications as well. Good luck!
I have never found topical applications to decrease the considerable swelling caused by stings. The suction device from a snake bite kit does wonders to decrease the swelling and itching caused by stings. Apply suction as soon as possible for best results. Sharply pointed tweezers applied below the venom sack on a honey bee stinger works great. Don\'t squeeze the venom sack with blunt wide nose tweezers or your fingers.
I have a good remedy to share regarding what to do in the event of a bee sting. It may sound a little crazy; but, it involves putting bleach on the bee sting. Take a cotton swab and soak it with bleach and rub it on the bee sting area. This will hurt and burn; but, the pain will subside and this will help prevent swelling.
I’ve been taking a first aid course and was taught that when you get a bee sting, you should not use tweezers to try and get the stinger out. If you try to use tweezers; this will only add to the poison going into your body. I was told to use something like a credit card to scrape across the stinger. I hope this helps!
For a home remedy to treat a bee sting, I learned something that helps from the honey bee family. If you take some honey and put it on the sting area, this will stop the pain. This will also counteract the effect of the poison in the stinger.
I know how all of us hate it when we get a bee sting. I have some advice that may help you whenever you do experience a bee sting. If you take some vinegar and put it on your bee sting, this will not only take away the itching; but, reduce the swelling. Also you can put out a plate of vinegar and this will keep the wasps away.
Ice and Honey
I have found that using a combination of ice and honey is great for when you get a bee sting. After I was stung, I didn’t have anything other then ice. So, I put some ice on the bee sting and it reduced the pain and swelling. This happened right away. All the pain didn’t go away. It did come and go after I used the ice, but not nearly as bad. That night I put on some honey and covered it with a big band aid to make sure the honey wouldn’t leak out. The honey really helped and soothed away the pain. I still used the honey the next day to keep the pain away. This is one bee sting home remedy that really works.
I have a few helpful hints for treating a bee sting. First, to get the stinger out, don’t use tweezers. This will only squeeze the venom into your body. Instead of using tweezers, try a hard plastic card. Use your credit card if you have one. Next, after you’ve gotten the stinger out, take an onion and put the bottom part on the sting area. By the way, this is an old hunters’ remedy that was handed down from my grandpa.
For a good bee sting home remedy, you need to make a paste out of baking soda and water. Then you put this paste on the sting area. You have to do this because the venom in the sting is acidic. If you are stung by a wasp, use something acidic because their venom is alkaline.
If you’re out in the field and get a bee sting, very softly scrape off the stinger. If you try to pull out the stinger, you’ll help release more of the poison into your system. There are some plants that can help provide some soothing relief from the pain. They are red clover blossom, plantain, mullein, and violet. You actually can take any nearby nonpoisonous plant and crush or chew it, then rub it on the sting area. Just make sure to keep dirt off it until you get home. When you get back home; wash off the bee sting area with an antiseptic herb wash. You can use one like thyme or lavender. After you clean the area, apply an ice pack to make the swelling go down. If it is a situation where you have multiple bee stings, drink some herbal tea to help break down the toxins in your body. Some of these herbal teas you can use include: burdock root, oat straw, dandelion root, and red clover.
If you get a bee sting and the stinger remains, it most likely is from a honey bee. However, this isn’t always true. Sometimes it could also be from a yellow jacket. I want to provide you with a helpful side note. If you smash a yellow jacket, look out, because you’ve released a chemical from their venom sac. You may soon have a swarm of yellow jackets coming after you. Anyway, back to the treatment. The first thing you need to do is act quickly. Whatever type of first aid you use, do it right away. This will help to keep the pain and swelling down. If you see the stinger from the bee sting, remove it quickly because the venom is being pumped into your skin right away. When you remove the stinger, don’t squeeze it. Try to flick it off with your fingernails or the dull edge of a knife if you have one on you. If you have a plastic card, gently scrape underneath the stinger and try to flip it out.
You need to get somewhere there is ice if you don’t have any with you. Put an ice pack or even an ice cube on the bee sting area. This will help keep the pain and swelling down. Other things you can use include baking soda, meat tenderizer, and activated charcoal. The baking soda mixed with water can form a paste that will help to neutralize the toxin. If you can find an enzyme-based meat tenderizer, this can weaken the venom, but you need to use it right away. The activated charcoal needs to be a paste mixture. This will actually get the poison out pretty fast. If fact, it can erase the swelling and pain. You have to gently open a few of the charcoal capsules to get the powder out. Then mix this powder with water to make the paste. You should cover this with some type of gauze or wrap. And that's my home remedy for bee stings.
When you’re home you should take an over-the -counter oral antihistamine. This will help to reduce some of the pain. If your child has suffered the bee sting, a cough syrup containing an antihistamine will suffice. Also, be ready in case your child becomes hyper instead of sedated. This can happen with some children.
To help avoid getting a bee sting, you should wear light colored clothing. Dark clothing keeps the heat and increases the chance of sweat that attracts bees. Also, avoid any scented after shave, perfume, etc. The bees mistake you for being a nectar–bearing flower.
If you are being chased by a swarm of bees, with visions of bee stings; go inside, run through woods and brush, or jump into water.
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