Bee stings are rare in the places like
cities however it does not mean that a person living in a city may not at all get
affected by it. Here is the information about the first aid that can be given
to a person affected by a bee
Bee stings, especially in the
metro cities, are not very common, but are not freakish incidents either.
Almost everyone has had bees buzzing around their living rooms at some time.
Here's what to do in case your child gets stung by a
1. Remove the stinger. It should be scraped
out, and not pulled out. Pulling out a stinger with your fingernails or with a
tweezer causes squeezing, and this releases more venom into your body. Scrape
it out with your fingernail or a knife blade.
the venom gland remains attached to the sting, and if it is not removed it will
continue to release venom into the body for up to 20
3. Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.
You could even apply a splash of antiseptic like Dettol.
Apply some calamine lotion. A better substitute however, would be a baking soda
and water mixture for bee stings, and vinegar for wasp
5. Relieve pain and swelling by applying a cold compress
on the spot. Put ice in a cloth or plastic wrap. Don't apply ice directly on
6. Leave the ice wrap on your skin for at least 15
Sometimes, your child may have an
allergic reaction to the sting. Severe allergic reactions even cause death, so
it is important to carefully observe your child for an allergic reaction.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction
If any symptoms of an allergic
reaction develop, the stung area should be kept BELOW the level of the heart,
and urgent medical assistance should be called for immediately.
- Difficulty in
- Loses consciousness
- Tightness in chest or throat
Bee stings can give rise to following
Bee sting can also give rise to dreadful allergic
reaction known as anaphylactic shock. It is necessary to consult a
doctor immediately when the signs and symptoms or reaction are
- Excessive itching
- Tongue and throat may
- Pulse rate may increase
- Dizziness and vomiting may be
- The person may get
Other home remedies for bee
In case if the signs of
severe allergic reactions or complications are not observed, the bee stings can
be easily treated at home using the home
remedies. Here are some home remedies that can help to deal with the
symptoms of bee stings.
tooth paste is alkaline it can help to reduce the effect of the acidic venom of
the sting. A little tooth paste can be just applied to the affected
provide relief from the symptoms like pain and itching and help in the healing
of the wound. The affected part can be covered with a bandage after applying
honey on it.
Aloe Vera gel is a natural remedy for dealing
with many skin problems. It can be applied on the affected area for getting
relief from itching and pain caused due to
Witch hazel can be applied to bee and other
insect stings to get relief from the symptoms like pain, itching and soreness.
It is one of the natural remedies for dealing with such
Tea tree oil can be used with a carrier oil to
deal with the symptoms of bee sting. It acts as a natural antiseptic and helps
to ease the symptoms.
Calendula cream and lavender
essential oil can also be used for treating the symptoms of bee stings. It is
necessary to consult a doctor immediately if the severe reactions are
experienced or if the symptoms do not subside even after using home remedies.
It is also necessary to consult a doctor before using these home