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I have no insurance and will not let a bee sting cost me that much money unless it effects my lungs! Really, my husband and I work with natural herbs....lucky we have that knowledge!
Agree - an Epi-pen is a good idea. Have never heard of tobacco on a wound...I would not recommend that. Tea bags however, because of the tannic acid can serve in a pinch as a topical anticoagulant.
If you are in a pinch, tobacco is good for alot of things for wounds....
I saw someone mention that medical professionals may recommend tobacco, but I have never heard of this before in all my years in the medical field, working in emergency care and teaching emergency care. I need to investigate this.
Aloe vera is great for sunburn. I have never tried it for beestings.
It works great for most stings, even nettle stings. I so love this plant :)
I agree misty, the Aloe Vera plant is an amazing healer in the raw. Vinegar works great and if your out in the wilds and get stung by nettles, take a piece of dock leaf and rub it on the area - works wonders, it might even help bee stings?
Dock in one of the items in our heal all salve. Happy to report I did not get sick this time....first time ever! I love herbs when you know how to use them!
Yikes! I would not do that! Spitting in the dirt and applying dirt to a wound is worse than doing nothing at all! There are potentially pathogenic organisms in saliva as well as the dirt that can gain access to your body via the non-intact skin.
I took Benadryl....love that stuff with allergy crap! However, I immediately took a homemade salve from medicineal plants that grow wild in our country yard. My husbands recipe! It is an heal all salve with a drawing agent in it as well.
Ice is a good and safe remedy - wrap the ice in a cloth or place a cloth between the sting and your skin to avoid damaging the skin by freezing it.
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Seriously, I have thought of getting a eip pin, just have not done it. My allergy is not severe, just swelling and usually lose my cookies....But I kept my cookies this time...think the salve and benedryl did the trick!