Bee Sting Home Remedies
Bee Stings Hurt!
For many people, bee stings can be quite painful. If your allergic to bees or have been stung multiple times, then you might want to see your medical provider for further assistance. These home remedies are only intended for mild stings. If you have any type of severe reaction such as:
- Hives- Red, sometimes itchy welts on the skin.
- Swelling of the face, tongue, and/or throat can be signs of a serious reaction. Do not wait around if you have this symptom. Get immediate medical attention.
- Itching- Itching that just won't stop
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of conciseness
- Uncontrollable diarhea
- Difficulty breathing due to swollen throat and face
These symptoms are nothing to take lightly and should be treated by a medical professional right away. Do not attempt to fix the bee sting or symptoms by yourself. These symptoms could mean death if not treated immediately.
- Baking Soda-
Baking Soda is the best home remedy I have ever tried. It is the best remedy for children. It is safe if eaten. Not at all toxic. I have never measured the exact proportions of this recipe. I mixed baking soda and purified water together until I made a paste. This paste can be applied to the bee sting and left on for about 15 to 20 minutes or until it dries and becomes crusty. It can be reapplied as soon as it flakes off. It should not have to be washed off. It will just chip away.
Honey is a natural antibiotic. Apply a small amount of honey to the area of the bee sting. This home remedy may take a bit longer than the baking soda, but it will work. It works more like a regular antibiotic cream. After applying this I would not go back outside. Honey may attract more bees.
I know it is kind of strange to put toothpaste on your beesting, and it may or may not sting depending on the toothpaste and if it is mint flavored. Dap a bit on the effected area. Be warned that toothpaste will not work on wasp stings.
ACV also is known as Apple Cider Vinegar-
I am sure you have heard so many good stories about ACV and all the benefits it has. The acid in the ACV will pull out the bee sting venom. It will sting a bit because of the acid, but it does wonders. ACV is good for almost anything.
Yes, Witch Hazel is made from natural ingredients. Despite the odor, it does help with Bee Stings. Witch Hazel has been used for many years as an alternative, natural medicine. Witch Hazel is a flowering plant with many benefits when used correctly.
Remember these home remedies will only work after you have thoroughly cleaned the infected area with mild soap and water and/or rubbing alcohol.
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