8 Natural Bee Sting Treatment Options


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Bee 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:

10/4/2019 6:16:33 AM

I am so allergic to bee and ants. I grow the plantain and grab it immediately!! break the leaves up and place on the sting and wrap it up. Within an hour, all that poison is sitting on top of my skin and my pain is totally gone. It is amazing!! I also dry the plantain and my comfrey. I place a packed mason jar of the herbs and pour of light oil. Allow it to soak at least 2 weeks up to a month in a dark place. Drain and save the oil. I mix with shea butter, coconut oil, my infused oil and lavender essential oil. Those are melted tog and placed in a glass container. Great to carry along with you and use when stung or bit.

7/31/2019 6:58:24 AM

I'm not a smoker, but I've found that tobacco is effective on a bee sting. I keep a cigarette in my first aid kit for this purpose. Take a small amount of the tobacco leaves, moisten slightly and squeeze/mash together and apply to the bee sting. I put a bandaid over it to hold it on. It tends to draw out the venom. Also, I've found bacon draws out the stinger if you can't get ahold of it. Put a bit of raw bacon on the sting and secure it with a bandaid. A little while later when you remove, the stinger will be on the bacon instead of in you.

4/1/2019 5:15:35 AM

i've always just applied a fresh slice of onion over a bee sting until the stinging subsides.

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