At one time or another, you will be stung by a bee. Cathy Isom gives you some home remedies for bee stings. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The basics for treating any sting is to make sure you remove the stinger as quickly as possible. In most cases, you can use the edge of a credit card or your fingernail to gently scratch where you were stung. Do not use a tweezer to pull it out as in the process, you may squeeze more venom into your wound. By scraping it out, you avoid touching the venom sac, which is often still attached with bee stings.
Some natural bee sting remedies to try at home include:
- Honey. By applying honey to the sting, it can initiate healing, reduce pain, and relieve itching.
- Baking soda can also be helpful. Create a paste with water and apply it to the stung area. It helps soothe your discomfort. Leave the paste on for at least 15 minutes at a time and reapply as needed.
- Apple cider vinegar is also a bee sting soother. Pour some ACV in a bowl, then soak a brown paper bag in the ACV and use as a compress.
- Toothpaste is also thought to be an amazing help for bee stings. It’s thought the toothpaste may neutralize the acidity in the bee venom.
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