Using natural ingredients as bee sting remedy will greatly help in reducing the itching of a bee sting and swelling that often appears as the result of it.
First of all, when you get stung, remove the stinger with tweezers.
Use a towel, soak it in cold water and place it on the spot.
A towel soaked in cold water acts as a cold compress that will reduce the swelling and redness of the skin.
Other bee sting and swelling remedies
Lavender has a calming effect on skin.
You could also prepare tea tree oil home remedy; bee sting irritation simply disappears when this strong anti-inflammatory agent is applied. To prepare it:
Mix 2 drops of tea tree oil with 1 drop of lavender oil. Use a cotton swab to gently apply on the spot.
Insect bites healing balm is a home remedy for any kind of insect bites. It reduces the swelling and redness and helps the skin heal faster.
Our reader's recommendation:
One thing about being a child is that you're always getting hurt. You could be falling down, or cutting yourself. You could get bit or stung by an insect or animal. The list is endless.
My home remedy is for a bee sting.
I was stung by a bee before when I was ten years old. I remember there was a lot of pain. My mother put on my finger what she used to call a " tobacco patch ".
To help a bee sting you take a small amount of tobacco out of a cigarette or tobacco pouch. Squish it together and then run a small amount of water over it until it becomes a sticky ball. Then you place the tobacco ball on the wound and apply a bandage over it. In about 5-10 minutes, the pain and swelling stops.
Honey bees are the ones that sting. This happens when honey bee is attacked, feels threatened in some way, or when it wants to protect the hive. The stinger penetrates the skin and infuses poison that can cause an allergic reaction.
Symptoms of mild allergic reaction
Redness of skin
Symptoms of moderate to severe allergic reaction
Dizziness or light-headedness
Nausea and vomiting
Be careful of allergic reaction to bee sting! Seek medical help immediately if you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms.
Also, if a child younger than 2 years old is stung, apply only lavender oil and don't expose to sunlight after that.
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