Nature Cure

Bee Sting…How to Cure Naturally

Severity of

Bee sting

differs from person to person. For some it is just an insect bite while for some people it may be a fatal experience. Those who are allergic to the venom of the sting have severe manifestations in form of anaphylactic reaction. One should immediately consult a doctor if following anaphylactic symptoms are observed: Lightheadedness, hives, nausea, vomiting, wheezing and coughing.

In this article we give some of the

natural ways

to alleviate the sting bite but these are not substitute for the doctor’s prescription.

Meat tenderizer for bee sting:

This is the most popular and effective way to lessen the pain. Prepare a paste by mixing meat tenderizer and water. Apply it to the affected area. This at once brings relief.

Applying Ice:

Ice is the best bee sting remedy. After removing the stinger, apply ice to the area. Ice numbs the area and eases the pain sensation. It also reduces the swelling by reducing the blood flow to the area. But one should be careful enough that ice should not be applied to the skin more than 20 minutes. There should be at least 15 minutes break between the each application.

Papaya for bee sting:

After removing the stinger, rub a piece of papaya to the area. It acts same as meat tenderizer, that is, it breaks the proteins of the venom. Papaya should not be applied if you are allergic to papaya or latex.

Vinegar and Baking Soda:

Make a paste of equal proportions of vinegar, baking soda and meat tenderizer. Apply this paste to the affected area and leave it for sometime. You can also apply the paste of baking soda on the affected area directly and keep it for 15 to 20 minutes.

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