A bee sting can cause mild to moderate reactions or severe reactions. This is all dependent on the person who has been stung as some people have an allergic reaction to the sting. Traditionally treating a bees ting shouldn’t take more than an ice compress or ice and creams to help reduce the inflammation and irritation. But what if you need to do some first aid to the sting site as you monitor the situation for any severe reaction symptoms? Here are some home remedies that will take the sting out of the sting (pun intended).
How to treat a bee sting
The minty fresh variety is particularly excellent for helping with the swelling, itching and pain. It will aslo help cool the place which greatly calms down the rest of the body. A bee sting is acidic in nature and the toothpaste is alkaline in nature so it neutralizes the former taking the pain away. Just dab small amount on the site and let it dry.
Ground an aspirin tablet and add a little water to it. The resulting paste is incredible at stopping the pain that you will feel from the bee sting. It is important to note that this solution works for some people but not for others.
Meat tenderizer contains papain, an enzyme which breaks down the meat which is also effective in breaking down the protein in the bee venom that causes the pain and itchiness. To use the meat tenderizer you need to make a solution of the meat tenderizer and water which you then apply to the sting site for up to 30 minutes.
This is the alkaline solution extraordinaire which helps stop the itchiness and pain that accompanies h sting. Make a paste of the baking soda and plain water making sure you have a thick enough consistency. Apply a thick layer of the paste to the sting site and if you want to you can put a bandage on it to keep the paste in place. After fifteen minutes you will definitely feel the relief begin to set in.
Vinegar is another well respected home remedy when it comes to bee sting remedies. It is also alkaline in nature which enables it to counter the acidic nature of the bee’s venom. Soak the site in the vinegar if possible or put some in a bandage and place the bandage on the site. Let the site soak in the vinegar for 15 to 30 minutes.
The best home remedies are not just easily available in the home but they are also cheap. Finding something alkaline means the bee’s venom will be counered faster and effectively. However, in case of a severe reaction you must seek a assistance from a doctor.