Cure for wasp stings

A sharp pain is not the only thing that a sting from a wasp produces. Wasp sting symptoms vary from itching and swelling in the area of the sting to systemic allergic reactions such as hives, swelling in the face and lips, difficulty in swallowing, and wheezing or other breathing problems. When a person is allergic to the venom in the sting, severe reactions to the sting are more likely. In cases where the person stung is very young, elderly or sensitive to the venom, it is better to approach an emergency room at a medical center for wasp sting first aid.

Cures for wasp stings include pain killers and local anesthetic creams to help relieve the discomfort and the pain. If the skin in the area of the sting is red, itchy, and swollen, antihistamine pills may be prescribed to control the itch and swelling. These may be taken for several days after the sting until the itch and the swelling subside. Cure for wasp sting starts with removing the stinger carefully, if it is still left in the skin. Plucking it out may break it and leave the dangerous part with the venom in the wound. Applying a paste of baking soda and vinegar as a poultice on the wound may help remove the stinger once it dries. A poultice of bread soaked in milk can also be applied and left to dry to get the stinger out.

Ice packs with cubes of ice wrapped in a smooth soft cloth may be applied on the wound to reduce swelling and ease the pain. This will ensure that the sensitive skin is not directly in contact with the ice. Washing the area with soap or disinfectant can get rid of bacteria and germs that may cause a secondary infection at the sting site. Cure for wasp stings can be found among the weeds in your garden or in the outdoors. Plantain weed leaves can take the sting out of the sting site. Chewing up the leaves and spitting the juice on the site helps to relieve the pain. Most easily available among wasp sting remedies, particularly when you are in the outdoors in a camp or trekking, are clay and mud. A paste of clay or mud can draw out the venom and help heal the area of the sting.

A popular wasp sting home remedy is onion juice. Even a fresh cut slice of onion on the sting site can be used, where making onion juice is not practically possible. Wasp bite and lime juice work well as the lime juice counteracts the alkaline venom. Similarly, apple cider vinegar may also be applied at the site of the sting. Meat tenderizer mixed with water can soothe the inflamed skin and reduce the swelling, thanks to the enzymes present in it. Another cure for wasp sting from the kitchen is the leek. Cutting a leek and applying the wet juice stem to the sting site can heal it. Wet teabags are equally soothing as the tannin in the tea reduces swelling. The important thing to remember in the case of wasp stings is that they can cause serious and fatal allergic reactions in some people. Urgent medical care may be required within the hour if allergic reactions manifest shortly after the wasp sting. When the mouth or throat gets swollen because of the sting, it may result in breathing problems because of the obstruction in the passage of air to the lungs. wheezing, chest pain, and fainting caused by low blood pressure are reactions that require emergency medical care.

answered by G M

i was stung recently, i used wet tobacco. it worked.

answered by s

If a stinger is still in the skin, it must be removed carefully - or you can break off the top and leave the dangerous end in. Trying to pull the stinger out will also pump more poison in. The best removal is to flick the stinger off.

Next, wash the area with soap and water, or with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to get rid of the germs. Hydrogen peroxide does not sting at all but cleans just as well if not better.

  • Ice can be applied if it is available.
  • Immediate relief for a wasp sting can be attained from applying a paste made of meat tenderizer and a little water. Leaving this on for at least a half hour will take away the pain and itch.
  • When part of a stinger remains in the skin, you can apply a poultice to safely draw the stinger out. A good poultice is stale bread wetted with milk, and it may be necessary to repeat this, adding a new one after the last one dries.
  • Daily supplements of Vitamin B1 or brewer's yeast, zinc, or garlic (you can get odorless garlic) keep insects away. Perfumes, hair spray, and bright colors attract insects.
  • Other aids are mixing straight Natural Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda to make a paste and applying to the bitten area.
  • Wasp venom is on the alkaline side. To counteract the venom rub some onion juice or Natural Apple Cider Vinegar on the bite. Split the leaf of a leek and apply the inside surface to your skin.
  • Apply straight lemon juice.
  • A clay or mud paste can also be used to draw out the venom and is usually on hand!
  • Use a wet tea bag as a poultice: the tannic acid in tea helps with swelling. Black tea is the most effective.
  • Meat tenderizers contain enzymes that when applied as a paste also draw out the venom and swelling.

answered by C

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