Home Remedies that are important to Remember

A cute wasp showing off its stinger.
A cute wasp showing off its stinger. | Source
A cute little bee bringing honey in a bucket.
A cute little bee bringing honey in a bucket. | Source
A very interesting view of the inside organs of a bee.
A very interesting view of the inside organs of a bee. | Source

Bee or Wasp Sting Home Remedies

I have learned the step-by-step procedure on what to do when one gets stung by a wasp or bee. Some individuals are allergic to bee or wasp stings so it is important to remove any of the toxins that the bee or wasp has injected as fast as possible.

Step 1: After you have been stung by a wasp or bee then right away find your tweezer to remove the stinger first to lessen the pain of the sting. Always make sure you know where you keep the tweezer in your home so you can run to it in case you need it to remove a bee or wasp stinger.

Step 2: Tie a cloth above the wound so the toxins cannot travel as fast through your blood stream. Make sure to tie it tight but not too tight.

Step 3: After removing the stinger from the sting wound wash the wound with antibacterial soap on a washcloth with warm water. Then rinse the washcloth out and put apple cider vinegar on it. Apple cider vinegar draws out the toxins from your body. Leave the washcloth with the apple cider vinegar on your wound for 10 - 15 minutes. Then you can also apply some baking soda on a washcloth and leave that on for 10 - 15 minutes. Baking soda also draws out toxins from the skin.

Step 4: Put an ice bag on your wound to keep it from swelling.

Step 5: Buy some benadryl for the pain and swelling to stay down.

If the above steps don't bring down your swelling and you break out with spots all over your body then you are severely allergic to bee or wasp stings and have to go to the hospital emergency room to get help.

From my own experience I know that if I move carefully around the wasp or bee and talk softly to them then this quiet insect will not attack me and sting me. I have seen children who lose control when they just see a wasp or bee and start screaming and every time, almost, someone gets stung under these tense circumstances.

Web MD has important advice on wasp or bee stings: http://firstaid.webmd.com/allergy-insect-sting-treatment

Wasp and Bee Images

Wasps are quite cute.
Wasps are quite cute. | Source
Bees have a very fuzzy looking front part which makes them look adorable.
Bees have a very fuzzy looking front part which makes them look adorable. | Source

The Bee and Wasp Stinger Quiz

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Wasp and Bee Sting Photos / Images

This is what a bee sting on a finger looks like.
This is what a bee sting on a finger looks like. | Source
Image of a bee sting on a foot.
Image of a bee sting on a foot. | Source
How a bee sting affects the skin layers.
How a bee sting affects the skin layers. | Source
A Yellow Jacket with the stinger on its back.
A Yellow Jacket with the stinger on its back. | Source
A Borax mining area in California.
A Borax mining area in California. | Source

The Best Household Cleaner: Borax

I have found out that Borax is the best household cleaner by using Borax to clean my carpet. I was surprised as how bright the carpet gets when I use it together with carpet spray.

I also use Borax to spray my cats to fight the fleas and ticks and it works well and their fur is so clean also. Plus, Borax is not toxic so I don't have to worry about them getting ill if they lick their fur with Borax on it.

Sources to learn more about Borax:

http://www.minerals.net/mineral/borax.aspx


Borax is pure white
Borax is pure white | Source
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This is the way Borax looks like after buying it in the store.
This is the way Borax looks like after buying it in the store. | Source

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Marina7 18 months ago from Clarksville TN Author

Thank you everyone for your nice comments!!


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MarleneB 18 months ago from Northern California, USA

Very helpful hub. Borax is one of those products that every home should have as a staple. It seems to be so versatile and helps with quite a number of remedies.


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Elsie Hagley 23 months ago from New Zealand

Interesting article, I agree about bees I work all the time in the garden and bees just fly around me.

It's a different story about wasps, I usually find them when I'm weeding the garden and they come out of their hole in the ground and like hundreds of them attack me. Not funny. I'm very weary about wasp, I will try to get away from them and they follow me inside. Their sting will hurt and swell, as I usually get more than one sting.

Happy New Year, all the best for 2015.


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ladyguitarpicker 24 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Hi, Thanks for your useful information. I now can tell what the yellow jackets look like. I am very lucky I never get stung. Nice Hub. Stella


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Marina7 24 months ago from Clarksville TN Author

You are welcome Oceansunsets. Yes it is important to know what to do. Some people are very allergic to bee stings and can avoid trouble to know this info. :-)


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oceansnsunsets 24 months ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Marina, thank you for sharing these very important tips on what to do if you get stung by a bee or wasp. It is incredibly important information, and it is much better to be prepared in advance than wait until it happens and then look it up. So glad I have this. I will bookmark it, just in case!


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Marina7 2 years ago from Clarksville TN Author

Thank you Donna!!


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Mountainlife 2 years ago

That was very interesting!


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Marina7 3 years ago from Clarksville TN Author

Thank you Donna for saying that!! Yes some images of stingers look very scary!!


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DonnaCSmith 3 years ago from Central North Carolina

Scary but excellent illustrations.

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