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How to Cure Bee Sting

Posted by on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 14:39
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Maybe you are minding your own business, maybe you are not. Whatever the case, you wind up on the receiving end of a buzzing war mint or two or three. Here are some tips in case it happens to you:

Get out the stinger
Removing an embedded stinger is a priority when you have been stung. If it is left the tiny venom sac attached to the stinger continues to contract, pumping venom under your skin.

Baking soda soothes
What can you do once the stinger is removed, and you are left with an angry welt? Tops on the list is a paste of baking soda. The soothing qualities of baking soda have been known for centuries say doctors.

It works because a paste made with water retains moisture and produces an alkaline medium. That means it can neutralize things that are acidic, such as the irritating venom of an insect sting. Don’t rely on baking soda to save you from an allergic reaction which can be fatal. If you begin to feel faint get asap to an emergency room.

If you are allergic to insect stings, you should keep on hand an epinephirine autoinjector such as an EpiPen, available by prescription.

Meat tenderizer
This is an anzyme, derived from papaya fruit, that breaks down protein. Since the inflammation producing toxins in the insect venom are made of protein, applying a paste of meat tenderizer as soon as possible neutralizes the venom and help you avoid pain and swelling.

Mud plasters
Mud is usually handy if you go outdoors . If you dint have mud make it, even you have to use saliva to do so.

Ice and cold
Ice is a popular as mud. Experts say this straight from the freezer remedy is one of your best choices fro insect stings. The cold constricts blood vessels, which delays the absorption of venom and puts a clamp on swelling and inflammation.

Ammonia
Applying ammonia to a bee sting can help. Almmonia is alkaline, so it apparently helps to neutralize the acid toxins in bee venom. I f you decide to use ammonia , make sure you keep it ways from eyes.

Aspirin
Experts say that rubbing a wet aspirin on the area where you were stung can provide pain relief and help neutralize some of the inflammatory agents in the venom. People who are allergic to aspirin should not rub aspirin on their skin.

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