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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
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