7 Remedies to treat a bee sting instantly

Bee stings can give you a tough time. So, it is important to know about these remedies that can give you instant relief from the pain.

Vasudha Bhat
Written by:Vasudha BhatPublished at: Aug 10, 2015

The sting of pain

The sting of pain
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Bee stings are painful so much that the pain can last a few hours. Thankfully, some of these remedies can reduce the symptoms.

Remove the stinger

Remove the stinger
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If you manage to find out that the bee that has stung you is honeybee, you must remove the stinger as early as possible. Avoid using fingers or tweezers to pull out the stinger. Doing so will spread more poison in the body, making the pain worse. Instead, scrape it away using a fingernail or credit card.

Meat tenderizer and water

Meat tenderizer and water
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To relieve pain, make a paste using meat tenderizer and water or with baking soda and water, and apply it to the wound. This will give instant relief from pain.

Baking soda and vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar
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Take a generous amount of baking soda and sprinkle it on the wound. Now, sprinkle a few drops of vinegar over baking soda to produce fizz. Leave it on the skin until the pain subsides.

Ice cloth

Ice cloth
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Press an ice bag against the wound. If an ice bag isn’t available immediately, fill a clean cloth with ice cubes and use it to suppress pain caused by the sting.

Apply toothpaste

Apply toothpaste
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Apply your regular toothpaste on the affected area. This will cause a tingling sensation that will give you an urge to scratch the wound.

Apply calamine lotion

Apply calamine lotion
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Apply calamine lotion with analgesic. There will be a soothing, tingling sensation. Wait for 45 minutes for symptoms to be relieved. It is highly likely for your symptoms to return after using this remedy. So, reapply the lotion after 4 hours.

Use raw potato

Use raw potato
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Cut a potato in half and apply it on the bee sting. Doing this will give you a soothing effect for a short while and cause the wound to heal more quickly. Image source: Getty Images

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