Bee stings can be dangerous for some people. It can cause an allergic reaction that can cause anaphylactic shock. Bee stings is not as dangerous for people that does not suffer from allergies from insect bites such as wasp or bee sting. However, bee stings can still produce reactions, for example: redness, inflammation, swelling and pain where the bee sting occurred.
An allergic reaction can acquire when the person that acquired the bee sting has a bee venom allergy, which is hard to diagnose. The term anaphylactic or anaphylaxis reaction is used when describing the allergic reaction from bee venom. In a situation that you may be suffering from these type of allergy you will experience symptoms like itchy rashes on different areas of the body, difficulty in breathing, anxiety, swelling of the face and mouth/ throat, difficulty in swallowing, wheezing, redness or hives, dizziness, increased pulse rate, an immediate drop in blood pressure, restlessness and so on.
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention to resolve the problem. It is best to avoid any encounters with bee stings or wasp if possible. If you are allergic to their venom, the sting may lead to life threatening consequences. If you are not allergic to bee venom and only experience symptoms like redness, inflammation and pain in the area of the bee sting or around it, then you can use some of these home remedies to get relief from the sting or remove it.
Here are some effective natural remedies that help a lot in curing these bee stings. Follow these remedies regularly to get relief not only from the bee stings but also from the pain, swelling and inflammation caused due to this bee stings in a natural way with easy processes without any side effects.
The first thing you have to do when handling bee, wasps, yellow jackets and hornet stings is to remove the stinger. This is a delicate procedure that will require nails or tweezers. Remove the stinger carefully and keep it in a case, so when you experience other symptoms the stinger can help determine what venom it is. After removing the stinger wash the area thoroughly and then apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce the swelling and pain. The low temperature will help constrict the blood vessels, limiting the venom away from the bloodstream. The cold compress will help numb the skin to help relieve itching and pain. Apply the ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes and continue this for the next 4 to 5 hours.
The enzymes from papaya is one of the best remedy for treating bee venom sting. The enzyme called papain can help neutralize the venom on the body. You can use different types of papayas for this remedy, may it be raw or ripe; but the green raw papaya is best for this remedy due to high amounts of Papain in it. Slice up the papaya and place it where you got the bee sting. Rub the slice on the area for a few minutes continue this process throughout the day until the sting goes away.
This has been a common ingredient in traditional remedies for bee sting, but for other insect bites. It contains anti-oxidants that can help relieve bee stings. The selenium in mustard can reduce inflammation and swelling of the sting. Take a small amount of the mustard powder and rub it along the affected area and leave it on for the entire day.
This traditional remedy has been used for insect and snake bites. The leaves contain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can help cure bee stings. Take plantain and wash it properly. Slice it and chew on it for a few seconds. Don’t swallow the leaf, spit it out and place it over the bee sting and gently wrap it with another plantain leaf or cloth. Leave it overnight and repeat the next day until the sting clears up.
Here are some easy to do home remedies that can help cure bee stings. Follow these remedies regularly to reduce the appearance, pain and inflammation caused by the bee sting. Let us know which remedy worked for you and share with us other remedies we might have missed!