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Natural remedies or help for bee stings and swelling?

  1. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    Natural remedies or help for bee stings and swelling?

    Was wondering what you do to help with bee stings? I swell up terribly if I get stung.

  2. Barbara Kay profile image89
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    I got a bee sting to go down quickly by using Preparation H on it. I had used cortisone cream, taken allergy products and everything and nothing worked until I tried that. Mine was near my eye and was swollen huge and I remembered that they told you to use Preparation H on swollen eyes due to lack of sleep etc.

  3. R S Beer profile image60
    R S Beerposted 6 years ago

    One method is to mix some baking soda with water until it gains a pasty consistency. Then rub it onto the affected area.

    Finally, get some vinegar; I think ordinary vinegar should be fine, and pour it over the baking soda until it's gone.

    Apple cider vinegar is sometimes used on its own as a sting remedy, but the above method seems to work better for me personally.

    I've read that lavender oil also works, if used in small amounts on the sting area. I haven't tried it myself though.

  4. sanathara profile image60
    sanatharaposted 6 years ago

    For burning sensation apply any tooth paste.It is soothing.

    For swelling apply Lavender Oil and if it's Itching then apply the solution of baking soda and water.

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    J Yoderposted 6 years ago

    I have used Apple Cider vinegar (the pure stuff) and dabbed it on. It helped take away the sting. Can't remember if it helped the swelling or not...

    One I haven't tried, but they say works, is toothpaste.

  6. landscapeartist profile image77
    landscapeartistposted 5 years ago

    I have an allergy towards bee stings.  I found a remedy for the pain a long time ago.  It also draws the venom up to the surface so my reaction does not last as long as it normally would.
    It's gross but take a used cigarette butt, pull the tabacco out and mix it with your spit. Then put it on the sting like a poultrice.  As it dries, it draws out the venom and doesn't swell up as much as it does if I don't use it.  It works on me all the time.

    1. Brandon E Newman profile image72
      Brandon E Newmanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The spit may be the effective agent here. Salivary enzymes could perhaps break the venom into a less toxic compound. -just a hypothesis.

    2. landscapeartist profile image77
      landscapeartistposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      every year my reaction is worse than the previous year, so i am a little nervous about this year