How to Treat Bee Stings at Home
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How to Treat Bee Stings at Home

How to treat bee stings at home Bee stings can hurt but some natural ways can help you reduce the pain. Here is an easy guide and remedies on how to treat bee stings at home?

How to treat bee stings at home

Bee stings can hurt but some natural ways can help you reduce the pain. Here is an easy guide and remedies on how to treat bee stings at home?

Bee stings can hurt but rarely cause severe problems, unless of course you are allergic to bee venoms. These allergic symptoms includes: difficulty in breathing, itchy hives which spread beyond the sting area, facial swelling, difficulty in breathing, anxiety, irregular heartbeats, change in pulse rate, dizziness and sharp dip in blood pressure.

If any of these allergic effects become bothersome or persistent consult, a doctor immediately.


• Remove the stings- Honey bees leave the stinger and the poison gland. Scratch it out with your finger nails or use tweezers. Don’t squeeze the sac or try pulling it out, doing so may release more venom. Just don’t waste time, act swiftly and stop the stinger from releasing venom into the skin.

• Wash the area with water and soap. Use can also use alcohol to clean the area.

• Take an over the counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to ease out the pain.

• Apply lemon slice on the sting, applying lemon should ease out the pain within 10 minutes of application.

• You can also use ice pack or we cloth around the sting to reduce the pain. Applying ice tightens the blood vessel thus slowing the venom flow, eventually reducing pain and inflammation.

• Applying toothpaste is another option which you can try out to relief from bee stings.

• Toothpaste creates a tingling sensation which relieves from the itching and scratching. Use it at regular intervals to prevent itching.

• Make a paste out of vinegar, baking soda and meat tenderizer and apply it on the beat sting. Papain, an enzyme which breaks down toxins in bee venom, is present in meat tenderizer and applying it will provide instant relieve form the symptoms of bee stings. Reapply after an interval of few hours.

• Applying calamine lotion can relieve from the pain and itching of bee stings.

• Hydrocortisone cream also provides relief from the symptoms of bee stings. Use it at regular intervals.

• Applying honey on bee stings can be cool and soothing.

• Using raw onion slices and papaya slice also could ease off the pain and swelling.

• Apply wet tobacco on the sting area.


In case of history of severe allergic reaction, take antihistamine as soon as possible and seek for immediate medical attention.


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A timely share here

Bees, Bees Everywhere. What's in your First Aid Kit?! Others only treat the symptoms, Baker’s Venom Cleanser neutralizes the Venom. Which would you rather have?