Oct 15, 2013 –Bee stings can be deadly if a person is allergic to the venom. If you or a family member is allergic to bee stings and gets stung, remove the stinger and seek emergency medical attention right away. Do not rely on a natural bee sting treatment alone. Use an EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector) if you have one.
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Shortness of breath
- Feelings of faintness or dizziness
If there is any concern that a person is developing anaphylaxis, call 911 right away.
You can also take over-the-counter Benadryl, but this will not stop the anaphylaxis; it will only slow it. You must seek emergency medical attention immediately for bee allergy.
Non-Allergic Bee Sting Treatment Options
For a quick recovery from non-allergic bee stings, you have three things to do to begin the healing process:
1. Extract the stinger.
2. Clean the wound.
3. Get pain relief.
The first and most important treatment for a bee sting is to remove the stinger as quickly as possible and by any means.
The bee’s hind end contains a sac that holds venom, and it may continue pumping more venom into the skin if not extracted.
So, don’t be slow about – get the stinger out. You can use your fingernails, a pair of tweezers, or even a credit card to scrape out the stinger. But, be careful not to break the stinger and leave it buried in the skin.
Second, before using a home remedy for bee sting treatment, clean the wound with soap and cool water. This will help remove any bacteria that can cause infection.
Before you start to cure those bee stings with any of the remedies (listed below), it is vital that you take the first and foremost step, which is to remove the sting from the skin.
The bite area consists of a black spot, which is the sting. This needs to be both removed and cleaned so venom is prevented from spreading any further.
In order to remove the sting, you can use a pair of tweezers or simply wash the area with the bite using water and soap.
Another factor you also need to keep in mind is that one swelling and pain remedy may work for one person, but may not for another.
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