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    Home remedies for Bee Stings

    Meat Tenderizer Is A Simple Home Cure For Bee Stings

    One of the fastest acting bee sting remedies, meat tenderizer, the kind you use for cooking, neutralizes the poison in just a few minutes.

    Parsley
    Take freshly crushed parsley and rub it on the bee sting. This should stop the pain and at the same time, begin to neutralize the poison.

    Basil

    Basil is one of the most effective bee sting remedies. Crush up fresh basil leaves and apply them directly on the bee sting.

    St. John's Wort

    Make a paste out of St. John's wort oil and bentonite clay and apply it directly on the bee stings. The clay will help draw the poison right out of the bite and the St. John's wort will help eliminate some of the pain with it's anti-inflammatory properties.

    Lavender Oil

    Another one of the quickest acting bee sting remedies is lavender essential oil. Apply just 1 drop of lavender essential oil on the bee stings. Only use as "spot treatment", do not apply over large areas of skin.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    As soon as possible, rub apple cider vinegar on the bee sting.

    Baking Soda

    Known as one of the most soothing bee sting remedies, baking soda is mixed with water creating a thick paste and then applied directly on the bee sting.

    Papaya For Bee Stings

    Take fresh papaya, and slice off a slice. Apply it to the bee stings for about 1 hour.

    California Poppy

    Another one of the more soothing bee sting remedies, this will calm you and relieve some of the pain. Take 2 droppers of tincture immediately after being stung and then take 1 dropper every 2 hours for the rest of the day.

    Onion

    Take an onion and slice it. Apply the slice to the bee sting and either hold it there or tape it in place for about 1 hour.

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    Re: Home remedies for Bee Stings

    Scrape out the stinger.

    One of the best ways to remove a stinger--and avoid any additional pain--is to "scrape"--it out of the skin with a credit card, a knife or a long fingernail, advises John Yunginger, M.D., professor and pediatrics consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "The biggest mistake people make is trying to pull the stinger out. In doing that, you squeeze the tiny venom sac attached to the stinger and accidentally release more venom into your skin." If you scrape the stinger out, this sac goes undisturbed.

    Rub an aspirin on the sting.

    "Rubbing a wet aspirin on the area where you were stung can help neutralize some of the inflammatory agents in the venom," says Herbert Luscombe, M.D., professor emeritus of dermatology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and senior attending dermatologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. If you are allergic or sensitive to aspirin taken by mouth, though, you shouldn't try rubbing it on your skin.

    Get tender relief with meat tenderizer.

    "Make a paste with meat tenderizer and water and apply it to the sting," says Philip Koehler, Ph.D., an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Laboratory at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "The reason meat tenderizer works is because insect bites and stings are made up of protein--and meat tenderizer breaks down this protein." Use Adolph's, McCormick or another product that contains papain--the active venom-busting ingredient.

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    Re: Home remedies for Bee Stings

    Try baking soda.

    Some doctors say baking soda can help ease bee sting pain. Claude Frazier, M.D., an allergist in Asheville, North Carolina, recommends applying a paste of baking soda and water directly on the sting for 15 or 20 minutes.

    Kill the sting with Sting-Kill.

    Another towelette product that works well is called Sting-Kill. "This product is sold at some pharmacies and at beekeeper supply stores, and I'm told it's very effective," says Dr. Yunginger. Wonder where to find such a store? Call a local beekeeper and ask where you can purchase Sting-Kill; there are beekeeper supply stores in most metropolitan areas.

    Wipe out the pain with ammonia.

    Sometimes dabbing some household ammonia on the sting also does the trick, says Dr. Luscombe. In fact, ammonia is a key ingredient in a product called After Bite, which is sold over the counter and comes in convenient towelettes that you rub on the sting.


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    Re: Home remedies for Bee Stings

    Swallow a pain reliever.

    "One of the best ways to relieve the pain of a bee sting is to simply take a mild pain reliever such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol)," says wilderness medicine specialist Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., M.P.H., professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, Davis. Do not give aspirin to children because of the risk of Reyes syndrome.

    Take an antihistamine.

    Benadryl or another nonprescription antihistamine will ease swelling and pain in adults. An antihistamine-containing cough syrup such as Benylin works better for children, advises Dr. Koehler.

    Dress plain, not flashy.

    Bees are attracted to brightly colored clothing-particularly floral prints and dark colors. Wearing white, khaki and other light colors is a good way to keep bees away.

    Don't smell so sweet.

    The sweet smell of flowers isn't the only fragrance that attracts bees. Wearing perfume or after-shave may entice bees to come your way. Most experts agree that you should skip the refined scents if you know you're venturing into bee-filled territory.


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