Published on July 29th, 2013 | by Tom0
How To Treat A Bee Sting, Treatment & Remedies
It is easy for kids to get a bee sting while playing games in the garden or camping outside. Most of the bee stings don’t require medical attention, but it can be hurting and annoying. Read the article and learn some home remedies to cure bee stings.
- Remove the sting as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter how you remove it. You can pull it out with your fingers or with your hands or tweezers.
- Wash the sting site with soap and rub some alcohol for disinfection.
- Identify the symptoms, if you are having signs of allergic reaction such as difficult breathe, red rash around your sting site, wheezing and dizziness, call your doctor as soon as possible.
Home remedies for bee stings
- An ice compress takes effect quickly. Wrap the ice with a wash cloth and apply it on the sting site for about 15 minutes. Ice compress will relieve the painful and itching feeling right away by constricting blood vessels, thus slowing the flow of venom that cause the symptoms in your blood.
- Toothpaste is also a convenient but effective home remedy to bee stings. Simply apply the tooth paste on your sting site and the itchiness will disappear gradually after 20 minutes. Apply it again in 5 hours if necessary.
- A paste made out of the mixture of vinegar baking soda and meat tenderizer works well in treating bee stings. Apply it on your bee sting for 15 minutes and reapply it after a couple of hours. It is easy but effective since the meat tenderizer can break down toxins in the venom.
- You can also apply honey directly to the bee sting for 30 minutes. The soothing and cool feeling will help to relieve the pain.
- Raw onion can also be used as a home remedy for bee stings. Chop the onion into slices and apply them on your bee sting. It is the same case with potato paste. Cut a raw potato into half and apply half of it on your sting site. These two remedies both serve as temporary reliefs and help the site heal quickly.
- Garlic cloves are regarded as one of the most popular cure for bee stings. By crushing a garlic clove to release the juices, an amazing remedy is ready. Rub some of the garlic juices on your sting, soon your pain will disappear. It works the same with calendula flowers as well as bee balm leaves.
- Dropping a little lavender essential oil on your sting turns out to be a good treatment since the lavender essential oils can neutralize the venom quickly.