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Stinky Bees? Great home treatment for bee stings

#1 User is offline   MommyDawg 

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:18 PM

Ok after being a nurse for a number of years this one is a new one on me but it works! Today my youngest son got stung by a bee on his finger. I called his dr and she told me that the number one home treatment is a paste of meat tenderizer. I didn't have any so she told me to check to see if I had deodorant with an aluminum base. That I did have so the treatment is to put it on a cotton ball and rub it for 20 mins. At the end of the 20 mins the swelling was almost completely gone, the pain was gone and the redness was gone! So when you are camping, or a weekend scenario game and get stung by a bee, try that, it really does work!

Let me also mention thought to look for signs of infection, breathing difficulties, allergic reactions of any kind. Do not use this as a sole treatment especially if you have had reactions before!!
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:49 PM

Also, I got a wasp bite during lacrosse one day
(Came back after an intermission, one was in my helmet when I grabbed it)
Got me on the near tip of the finger, and hurt a LOT considering how hot I was. My teamate got a penny from a person doing the timeclock, and told me to hold it on my finger.

Turns out, the copper actually dulls down the pain.
It might have to be an older penny though, cause of the copper..

But that also worked. So if you don't have anything else to put on it, try a penny.
I can't believe I ate the whole thing.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:29 PM

or cut your hand off, that might help

jk :P

ive heard of the copper thing before aswell
you need me to point your fingers at and say thats the bad guy
but that doesnt make you good guys it just makes you cowards that dont have the guts to be what you wanna be...there are ambush snipers and ghost flankers im both!
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 07:05 PM

My bro is highly allergic to wasps, and when he gets stung he experiences massive swelling. He got stung on the hand two months ago and his hand started swelling almost immediately. We tied a towel tightly around his lower arm and the swelling stopped there.

The problem with wasps and bees is thew poison. That's what causes most of the pain, and if you're allergic it can be really dangerous. It's always good to know home-treatments.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:15 AM

My mah dukes always took asprin and added a little water crushed the asprin and made a paste out of the two. Then apply to the sting. Kinda easy, and usually you have a asprin/ibuprofen around the house so its easier I thnk then looking at if deodorant has alluminum lol. But hey whatevers works, I just figured I'll throw in my two cents....no pun intended.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:45 PM

well whenever I get stung, bee's and wasps are horny for me what can I say? ( Pun intended ) but anyways whenver i get stung my friend usually shoots my with his marker. I dont want it to happen but he says it will dull the pain :panzer: also polysporn works wonders to help keep out infections. ( Alcohol works the best but your friend is going to need alot of paint. ) i'v used alcohol only twice once on a gash that was filled with dirt. I had no coice on that one i had to put the bottle over that. and the second time when a wasp somehow got my twice ? two stings quite close together so i put the alcohol patch on that. ( i got shot five times two for each sting one becuase thats an opportunity he couldnent miss )

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:00 PM

View PostPhilipp122, on Aug 5 2007, 07:05 PM, said:

My bro is highly allergic to wasps, and when he gets stung he experiences massive swelling. He got stung on the hand two months ago and his hand started swelling almost immediately. We tied a towel tightly around his lower arm and the swelling stopped there.

The problem with wasps and bees is thew poison. That's what causes most of the pain, and if you're allergic it can be really dangerous. It's always good to know home-treatments.

I have to put a warning in on this one. Please don't do that. Even if it helped and stopped the swelling you can end up doing more damage. The vessels are already traumatized and swelling with the venon. When you tie it off it is the same as a tourniquet. That can and eventually will cause more tissue and vessel damage in the long run. Use ice instead and one of the home treatments listed.

By stopping the blood flow (which that is doing) you are just makeing more damage in the tissues. If there is that much swelling then put an ice pack on the area for 5-10 mins at a time. Take it off for a few mins then return the ice.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:58 PM

Also amonia may relieve pain. It also works wonders on mosquito bites. Takes the itching away in a min or two. You can buy this thing called "after bite".. All it is, is a pen filled with amonia.

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Turns out, the copper actually dulls down the pain.
It might have to be an older penny though, cause of the copper..

But that also worked. So if you don't have anything else to put on it, try a penny.


Newer pennies are copper coated with a zinc core. Cut one in half some time; it will have a silver collored inside. Pennies were all copper about 30 years ago. I think the switched over in the mid 80's due to the cost of making a pure copper penny.

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View PostPhilipp122, on Aug 5 2007, 07:05 PM, said:

My bro is highly allergic to wasps, and when he gets stung he experiences massive swelling. He got stung on the hand two months ago and his hand started swelling almost immediately. We tied a towel tightly around his lower arm and the swelling stopped there.

The problem with wasps and bees is thew poison. That's what causes most of the pain, and if you're allergic it can be really dangerous. It's always good to know home-treatments.

I have to put a warning in on this one. Please don't do that. Even if it helped and stopped the swelling you can end up doing more damage. The vessels are already traumatized and swelling with the venon. When you tie it off it is the same as a tourniquet. That can and eventually will cause more tissue and vessel damage in the long run. Use ice instead and one of the home treatments listed.

By stopping the blood flow (which that is doing) you are just makeing more damage in the tissues. If there is that much swelling then put an ice pack on the area for 5-10 mins at a time. Take it off for a few mins then return the ice.



BAD IDEA! You sure won't have swelling, but you will lose your arm after 10 mins or so if you cut off the blood. Tissue damage can occur only after 2-3 minutes. I'm also not sure that you want to put ice on it.. I would look that up if I was you. Your best bet is to scrape the stinger out of the skin with a credit card or like object. DO NOT use your fingers or twisers to pull it out... unless you like pain
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:16 AM

I swell up alot from bees-I tried the penny thing really didn't do anything to help- I took steroids though and they killed the swelling (prescribed medical steroids for swelling-not Barry Bonds style lol).
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:50 PM

View PostOmgItsAFire, on Aug 21 2007, 01:16 PM, said:

I swell up alot from bees-I tried the penny thing really didn't do anything to help- I took steroids though and they killed the swelling (prescribed medical steroids for swelling-not Barry Bonds style lol).



LOL!!! Barry Bonds style....

BTW, nice avie :dodgy:
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:17 PM

well i'm allergic to bees (especially hornets, wasps not so bad) ... so i try not to try these things out, BUT:

baking soda and water in a paste works very very well, so does viniger, and also toothpaste (specifically toothpaste high in glycerin)

an ice cube, a cold can of pop, etc also goes a long way if none of those are available.

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