8 Natural Bee Sting Treatment Options

| 10/15/2013 9:13:00 AM

Tags: home remedies, bees, herbalism, bee stings, Jami Cooley RN, Texas,

honey beeBee stings can be deadly if a person is allergic to the venom. If you or a family member is allergic to bee stings and gets stung, remove the stinger and seek emergency medical attention right away. Do not rely on a natural bee sting treatment alone. Use an EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector) if you have one.

Any person who is stung by a bee, needs to be monitored for signs of anaphylaxis (life-threatening reaction). About 3 percent of people stung by bees quickly develop this condition. Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include:

Shortness of breath
Feelings of faintness or dizziness

If there is any concern that a person is developing anaphylaxis, call 911 right away. You can also take over-the-counter Benadryl, but this will not stop the anaphylaxis; it will only slow it. You must seek emergency medical attention immediately for bee allergy.

Non-Allergic Bee Sting Treatment Options

For a quick recovery from non-allergic bee stings, you have three things to do to begin the healing process:

1. Extract the stinger.

9/12/2017 11:56:35 AM

How about relief for the intense itching that follows the short period of pain (for several days)?

8/10/2016 4:14:28 PM

Propolis tincture is most effective. It immediately relieves the pain.

10/17/2015 1:54:31 PM

I have discovered something that works much better than all these combined. It is tried and true. Dissolve some ascorbic acid in water and drink it, eat some sulfur containing foods such as cabbage family (preferably uncooked) for the glutathione it forms, consume some tartaric acid or wild grapes chew and swallow the seeds for the tartar and phenolics in them, drink and soak in diluted vinegar. Sounds loony, right? These things are synergistic and work to clear the offending venom, among other things. Here's why: Most vinegar is made from fruit, herb or grain and is comprised mostly of acetic acid (named after the acetobacter found on the tiny leetle feet of fruit flies) and other acids. These acids go hand-in-hand with phenolic compounds found in the various fruit/grain/herbs, and have become famous for the why in drinking wine every day. When we consume vinegar in diluted form whether gastrointestinally or via skin, because it is very porous, we are flooding ourselves with an elixir of antioxidant anti-inflammatories which will help our immune systems tackle the onslaught of venom from these little beeasties. Really, we should eat/drink and soak in ascorbic acid, wild grapes, rose hip and green teas and vinegar when we have bee stings... actually all the time. Just bee sure to dilute that vinegar, so you don't erode your esophagus, and use 3-4 cups in a long (hour or more) bath. Here's some stuff to quantify this distillation: (; wink-wink;) You'll have to copy/paste into your browsers address bar. * http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1750-3841.12434/pdf Note tables 1-4 and what follows them. * http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20043255 Note: apoptosis is the programmed life expectancy and death of a cell, something that gets switched off during carcinogenesis, making the cell reproduce adinfinitum, thus forming a tumor. There's more! You can take some biology classes at your local college or google scholarly articles on the subject. .... so, Here's to your next Vinegar Water and wild grape! =]

9/4/2015 8:33:32 AM

Ammonia works best for me. I would think that mixing vinegar and baking soda wouldn't do anything. You need an akaline substance, not an acid like vinegar. Plus mixing vinegar with baking soda would only neutralize it anyway.

12/5/2013 5:47:03 PM

I was told by the poison control center to apply antiperspirant to the sting.

10/25/2013 9:34:55 AM

I just hold a penny on the sting. Works right away.

10/21/2013 3:05:41 PM

Have been using bleach on a cotton ball for many years now. Works for honey bees and wasps, never had a hornet sting me yet but willing to bet it will work on it also.

10/21/2013 1:10:20 PM

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10/21/2013 1:07:58 PM

I use the "Bee Balm" flower. Simply break off a leave, chew it for a sec, and place directly on the sting. The pain is gone instantly. This summer my husband got stung while helping me trim some bushes. I ran to the Bee Balm, broke off a leaf, chewed it up and put it on his arm. He gave me a look like I was nuts, but wen i asked him if it was still stinging he said 'No, what was that?" Late in the summer when he got stung again, he said"where's that flower?"

10/21/2013 10:12:54 AM

I use Watkins Petro Carbo Salve not only for bee stings but also for insect bites and cuts. It works really great for relieving the itch and pain. You can find out more information about it at http://vanillaisus.com/?page_id=2366 .

10/21/2013 9:57:56 AM

Having worked is the HVAC industry my whole life, a pharmacist customer told us to use household ammonia to neutralize the bee venom. It works. I keep some in my garage at home. Ammonia is the root base of most bee sting remedies.

10/21/2013 9:26:38 AM

Now I did not know about the lavender oil or the honey applications. Good ones. We always used baking soda and vinegar then covered the base with the inside skin of an eggshell which seemed to draw out the venom. Don't know that it did draw, but always worked in combination.

10/21/2013 9:26:22 AM

Spit + tobacco -- mix in your palm, just enough to get it all wet, then apply as a compress to the bee sting site, and leave it alone awhile. Water will not be the same - only spit.

10/21/2013 8:50:40 AM

The Acadian French remedy for bee stings is mud. Just mix earth with water, you want it thick.... Apply a thick glob over sting and allow to dry out. As the mud dries, it draws out the stinger. This is very practical as it can be used on the spot.

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