Bee stings

  • Bee stings

    Posted by Porchy on October 23, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Looking for natural remedy for wasp stings, they are nasty stings that last for weeks 🥴

    Thank you

    • This discussion was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  Porchy.
    Redcap replied 1 year, 3 months ago 11 Members · 15 Replies
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  • Raymond

    Member
    October 25, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Great idea on the wasp stings. I go into antiflactic shock when I am stung by a wasp or bee. Not sure anything would help other than epi pen. If I get stung and leave this world, my heart is right with God and I am ready.

    • Hippocrates_Garden

      Member
      October 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      More than one EpiPen needs to be at hand, and the correct one for the person (child or adult depending on body weight), sometimes one injection will help but may need to be repeated. It also likely needs to be accompanied by diphenhydramine (Benedryl) as they do two different things.

      anytime an EpiPen is used, call 911 anyway, and be able to tell the medic when the sting (or ingestion of allergen) occurred to the best of your ability, when and how many Epi’s were used (keep them so they can check it activated and not expired), and if Benedryl was administered, how much, by what route and when.

      Anyone at risk of Anaphylactic shock should discuss this in detail with their primary care provider for their suggestions, for their specific allergy(ies).

      As a sometime beekeeper, I kept Epi’s and Benedryl at hand even though I’m not allergic. 1) it could creep up without warning or 2) someone else that is allergic, but unprepared could be stung, as the beekeeper I felt it my duty to be prepared, in case.

      • Squashmania

        Member
        October 29, 2022 at 3:27 am

        When picking an epi pen up from the pharmacy, please check the expiration while you are at the pickup window. Sometimes epi pens will have expired before they are sold. It happens often enough to make mention.

      • JerseyGiantChick

        Member
        October 29, 2022 at 6:43 am

        Good tips thank you, I am checking first aid so I know were to go for help and always mobile with. It is kind of scary though, freaks me out a bit makes me so uncomfortable.

    • JerseyGiantChick

      Member
      October 29, 2022 at 6:39 am

      Had a bad experience this year, my first I knew it from my dad though. My husband sad do not be such a meme, I sad just hope I do not have it from my dad. He started to worry realy fast and was not laughing anymore.

      How do you deal with the “fear”, I feel so uncomfortable with wesp and bees around.

  • Tank

    Member
    December 18, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Young living Lavender essential oil works great for red wasp stings

    • Bee

      Member
      January 5, 2023 at 2:50 am
  • Tank

    Member
    December 18, 2022 at 6:12 am

    I walked out the back door and a red wasp popped me 2 times on the nose , it hurt so bad and my epi-pen was at work… I have never been stung by a red wasp before… I did not know if I was allergic to a red wasp sting or not…I’m allergic to a lot of stuff .. I have allergy induced asthma also… My nose started to run and then it stopped up…I texted my friend and said quick what can i do for a red wasp Sting? She said Lavender oil… I ran and got my Lavender oil and put it on my nose….I couldn’t believe it! My nose stopped hurting and the stings never hurt again…


    It doesn’t work as well for yellow jacket stings but it does dull the pain.

  • Squashmania

    Member
    December 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Are red wasps specific to the Southern U.S.? I have never heard of them here in Ohio.

    • Tank

      Member
      January 19, 2023 at 3:53 pm

      I don’t know but their stings are Bad … almost as bad as a scorpions… Yall probably dont have scorpions either.. never been stung by a hornet but they say those are real bad…

    • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

      Member
      January 19, 2023 at 7:54 pm

      They are VERY common here in the south. My 1st experience with them was on the river fishing. They pack a powerful punch with their sting, almost as bad as a hornet, in my opinion.
      I’ve seen them here on my homestead, too so I steer clear of them at all costs.

  • LeaSnow

    Member
    January 13, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    Homeopathic remedy name Apis works well for us. Take every 15 minutes for an hour until pain starts to alleviate. Soon as that happnes stop taking it and let your body finish.

  • Jean-Archer

    Member
    January 19, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    I know plantain leaf is often used to relieve stings

    • DeepSouthBamaGRITS

      Member
      January 19, 2023 at 7:57 pm

      Yes, you are correct. It is also good for snake bites to draw the poison out. It grows wild in certain areas of my homestead so I harvest it to dry to have on hand as well as know where to go QUICK to find it when needed outside. It grows almost year around here in my area of coastal AL (zone 8b).

  • Redcap

    Member
    February 2, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    It’s little late for old stings, but the best immediate remedy is to pack some mud on the bite. Just grab sone dirt, wet it like a face mask clay, and slap it on. After that, dock and plantain are good also. Mud is the best. For bee sting, when the mud dries and you peel it off, it usually also pulls the stinger out with it.

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