During the summer and spring we spend more time outside and this coincides with the period when both bees and wasps are most active. When we suffer a bee sting, an area becomes red and inflamed, also it features a very strong itching sense that can last several days. If you’re not near a pharmacy or do not feel like leaving home, here are some home remedies and cures for some relief.
Here Are Some Simple Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Bee Sting:
Sodium chloride is very useful when we experience bee sting in the garden or on the beach and, besides, the good thing is that we always have salt on hand. Just rub some in the area where you got the bite and wait until it gradually diminishes the burning and itching.
The cedar, tea tree and lavender essential oils reduce inflammation, relieve pain, stinging and itching. You have to apply directly to the area and see immediate results. Be careful not to use this natural remedy for infants, children and adolescents and apply only in cases of elderly.
To relieve itching, rub apple cider vinegar directly on the bite. Apply a pure jet sting with it but beware if you have scraped and bruised area, not to do so because you will burn even more.
Papaya neutralizes the venom of a bee. It is a fruit that can get in the grocery stores or also can be found in your garden. Cut a slice that is in the refrigerator and apply on the bite. Leave it there for several minutes. You can place a bandage so that it does not move and continue your activities.
The sodium bicarbonate mixed with water makes a paste that you can apply on your bites and let it dry. You will notice a great relief. After a while, you can wash the area and forget about itching.
Soap Or Glycerine
Soap or glycerine help you relieve pain occured from insect bite. Rub the soap with a little water and let it dry. After 15 minutes remove it with warm or cold water.
This natural ingredient serves to relieve the discomfort that can cause a bee sting or a mosquito bite for example. Moisten the tip of your index finger with saliva or water, dip it into the sugar and rub the affected area. In a moment you will feel itching relief.
It is an excellent remedy for bee stinges. If you’re in the field, in the garden or in a summer camp do not forget this recipe. All you have to do is apply a lot of mud in the area where the bee left its sting. The freshness of the earth with water will relieve the pain and reduce swelling. Let the mud dry until it can be easily removed with a little water. Thoroughly wash the area with soap so that it does not get infected.
Tomato is an excellent pain reliever against insects bites especially in case of bees. Place slices of fresh tomatoes (better if it is cold) around the sting and push. That will make the swelling goes down and the pain subsides.
Garlic helps us to many applications and has hundreds of uses. In this case, you have to cut a clove of garlic in half and place on top of the sting, rubbing a bit too let out its juice. You can do the same with an onion.
If you’ve been bitten by an insect and have at hand an ice cube, wrap it in a napkin or cloth and apply on the affected area.
The pulp of aloe vera is really very effective in treating any problems or wounds on the skin, especially for bites and burns. Cut a stalk of aloe vera and extract its liquid, which should be applied in the area where the insect bit you. It relieves pain, reduces swelling and acts as an antiseptic.
Squeeze a lemon and apply directly on the bite or soak a gauze or a cotton ball. Before applying pay attention not to have scratched or hurt areas, otherwise you will burn more.
Cover the bite with a banana peel, supporting the fleshy skin and wet end (ie, internal). When it’s already dry, replace with a new one. Repeat the procedure at least three times.
Saffron Or Turmeric
Either mixed with a little olive oil or just with some water make a thick paste spiced with saffron or tumeric which are ideal for bee stings. Apply to the wound and leave a few minutes. It relieves redness, decreases the itching and stops the pain.
It is curious that the honey can help in just this insect bites. The thing is that this is a natural antibiotic that prevents infections and also rids the skin of the sting. If possible use sweetened “version” and not the honey liquid.