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90 Home Remedies for Bee, wasp and hornet stings

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Toothpick

My grandmother had always told me of quick cures for things let it be a headaches, hiccups, or many other things. One time she had told me about an instant pain relief for a bee sting which was to put a toothpick behind an ear left or right did not matter and that the pain would be gone as soon as you let go.

Well needless to say I did not believe her because the idea sounds crazy. But the day I received my first bee sting I had remembered what my grandmother had said and decided to try it. And to my surprise it had worked, the pain had miraculously disappeared. So I did not want this remedy to be lost forever so I am sharing it with all of you. Try it and it will work. You won't lose anything in trying.
May 18 2009

Will from Highland, NY USA

9 24

Tobacco

As soon as you get stung take a cigarette break it in half and apply the tobacco directly to the sting. I have used this several times and it helps draw the poison out that the stinger starts to release. It should only take a minute or two.
May 09 2009

From the South from SC

40 5

Ammonia

If you rub ammonia on a bee sting it will take care of the sting and remove the stinger.
April 26 2009

Anonymous from engadine MI USA

14 2

PEANUT BUTTER is the Trick.........

**Peanut Butter** is the best that I've learned of and I have used it since I was a kid. Now my kids use it. They learned;)My boys were hesitant at first but glad for relief! And laughed about it after. If you ask them what to do for a bee sting, they will quickly suggest Peanut Butter!!
March 23 2009

Froggreenlife from Sunshine State

15 8

Plantain (not the banana--the herb)

Almost instantaneous relief comes from a little "weed" that grows in most yards. Google for pics, if you don't know it. It's a smallish green monocotyledon with lobed green leaves and a brownish cone flower (seasonally). Just pic a leaf or two, chew it in your mouth for a couple seconds to break the cellular membranes, stick it on your sting (try to get the stinger out first it you can), and you'll be all good in ten minutes flat. Note: children are quite impressed by this.
March 13 2009

Cassandra from boulder, CO

4 3

Peanut butter

My 8yr old daugther got stung by a bee, we were on a picnic and the only thing I could think of was peanut butter and Dr.Carver. I put the peanut butter on her sting and it worked almost immediatly. The red swelling went down and the pain left. She was able to play again within 5-10 minuets.
March 12 2009

Annie from Key West,FL

7 7

Mud

Apply thick wet mud to the area as soon as your stung, this will draw out the stinger, and you will have relief almost instantly
February 19 2009

Mike from San Francisco

10 1

Beesting no more

Put toothpaste on the sting as quickly as possible. One of my friends got stung so I decided to try it and it worked, he said it feels like its scratching the sting and it will cure it 1-2 days painless effort!
January 09 2009

chris from New York

31 8

Best of the best

Put any coin on your sting so you will calm down then squash a cold blueberry on it and wait for exactly 5 minutes after this strait away apply ice.
January 01 2009

bees wax store from Anytown, AT 55555

2 9

Insect Stings

Lavender Essential Oil can be used undiluted directly on the skin. Place 1-2 drops on the sting. It will immediately quit hurting. The Lavender EO totally nutralizes the poison. Also works well on tick bites and to back a tick out of the skin without pulling.
December 15 2008

Donna Jo Pemberton from Nashville TN

7 2

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Just whip up a vinegar and baking soda paste and apply directly to wound.
November 02 2008

stewart from ar

24 7

Epinephrine

You can buy over the counter inhaler for breathing problems, you can also spary on the bee sting and it will take care of the problem.
October 05 2008

Tim from Buford, Ga

18 11


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