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.

5/15/2018 11:07:03 AM

I was always told that vinegar was for wasp stings and baking soda for bees. Mixing acid and alkali doesn't make much sense. Use baking soda for bees!

5/14/2018 6:42:20 PM

I've been stung once, while playing behind my great-grandparents' house on my grandparents' farm in Michigan. Mom tried everything in Gramma's medicine cabinet, which resulted only in louder screams. Gramma calmly intervened, took me out to the rain barrel, and slapped on some mud, telling me that was how bears treated their bee stings. It worked like a charm!

5/14/2018 8:12:22 AM

My mom always put mud on it when the mud dried the sting site was all good. Used same method on my kids. Even worked for the kids who had mild bee allergies, they didn't have the swelling or redness.

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