I have to invigilate this morning, so need to leave for work early… then stuck in a traffic jam… and the worst part of all… my left fingers still hurt as I was stung by a bee last Saturday… Getting stung by a bee is no fun and the pain can last for a few hours, or even days… Somehow, I manage to get some tips on the natural remedies for bee sting from my father and also the world wide web.. of course ;) I love to surf the net, even though my fingers are still hurting… (feel like cursing the bee…. But it’s Ramadhan) After trying a few, it did lessen the pain…If u got stung by a bee, maybe u can try some of these home remedies…
Bee Sting Relief Remedies & Treatments
Wash the stung area with soap and water then try a home remedy or treatment below for pain relief. Technically it’s a bee sting rather than a “bite”, but I used bite below to describe the injured area.
1. Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water or baking soda and water–apply to bite area.
2. Sprinkle the bite area generously with baking soda then drizzle some drops of vinegar over the baking soda to make it fizz. Leave on the bite until pain is gone.
3. Cover the bite with a dot of mustard.
4. Make a thick paste of meat tenderizer and vinegar, apply to bite area.
5. Cover the bite with honey and reapply as needed for pain.
6. Dab with a generous amount of toothpaste and leave on the bite area.
7. Apply ice or an ice pack.
8. Soak bite area in Epsom salt and water or make paste and apply to bite.
9. Apply Aloe Vera.
10. Chew a plantain leaf then apply the macerated leaf onto the bite.
11. Crush fresh parsley and apply to bite area.
12. Crush fresh basil leaves and apply to bite area.
13. Drizzle apple cider vinegar over the bite.
14. Apply a slice of fresh papaya to the bee sting.
15. Dab a bit of deodorant on the bite.
Bee Sting Symptoms
A normal reaction to a bee sting is to experience pain and itchiness, redness and swelling. Pain will last for a few hours then should disappear.
If the following occurs after a bee sting, seek medical advice:
• The bee stung inside your nose or mouth (the swelling will affect breathing).
• If you were stung several times by many bees.
• If you have difficulty breathing or your breathing seems to have been affected.
• Your tongue begins to swell.
• You experience dizziness.
• You experience blurry vision.
• You feel nauseous.
• Your speech is slurred or you find it difficult to talk.
• Hives or a rash appears (especially in an area away from the bite).
• The stung area swells alarmingly large.
If the reaction seems severe (especially if breathing is affected), don’t hesitate to call medical emergency services as the victim of the sting may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the bee sting that can trigger anaphylactic shock.
Bee Quick Tip Bits
Simple logic: To avoid being stung by a bee, avoid attracting bees. Bright clothing, fragrances from hair sprays, perfumes and cosmetic products as well as sweet foods like soda pop, fruits and syrups can attract bees.
If you don’t appear to be aggressive or startle the bee–chances are it won’t sting you. If a bee lands on you or is near you, hold still until it loses interest and flies away. Rapid movement and swatting will signal the bee that you’re ready for a fight so if you’re going to scream with arms flailing–make sure you outrun it .
• Tip: If a bee lands on you, blowing gently on it will help convince the bee that it’s time to move along.
Did you know: Pickings are slim in the Fall when bees are busy looking for flowers, fruits and plants that haven’t yet died off or harvested for the season. When you’re wearing bright clothing and smelling pretty while much of the vegetation the bees depend on are gone, the bee might think he hit the jackpot with the largest, loveliest flower of all (you).
Why Do Bees Die After Stinging?
When a bee stings, the stinger is torn from its body and left in the victim’s skin (the stinger is the tool that releases the venom). It basically disembowels the poor bumble bee and it cannot survive. Because of this, bees will only sting when they feel a threat (to themselves, their hive or to the queen bee).
Even though bees can be intimidating, they are very much needed to help our plants and flowers flourish (and to make delicious honey for us to enjoy).
Please Note: None of the information above is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it’s provided for general knowledge purposes only.
Source of information: http://tipnut.com/quick-tip-bee-sting-relief/