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Bee Sting Remedy

by kathyMN @, Blaine, Minnesota, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 09:33 (79 days ago)

So I took advantage of a walk on the beach last night when the rains finally subsided. Unfortunately, I stepped on a bee. It got me right where the thingy from your flip flop goes in between your toes.

I got a bee sting down here a couple years ago and a gal from one of the massage places put something on it before getting a massage. It was thick and gritty, but worked like magic. No more pain, the swelling subsided, and the redness went away. Does anyone know what that was, what it is called, where I can get it, or how to make it? My Tylenol is not helping at all.

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by Johnny Briefcase @, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 09:37 (79 days ago) @ kathyMN

So I took advantage of a walk on the beach last night when the rains finally subsided. Unfortunately, I stepped on a bee. It got me right where the thingy from your flip flop goes in between your toes.

I got a bee sting down here a couple years ago and a gal from one of the massage places put something on it before getting a massage. It was thick and gritty, but worked like magic. No more pain, the swelling subsided, and the redness went away. Does anyone know what that was, what it is called, where I can get it, or how to make it? My Tylenol is not helping at all.

Tea Tree Oil or plain vinegar - they both work well. ....JB

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by JACK @, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:26 (79 days ago) @ kathyMN

Probably Aloe Vera (sp. sábila)

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Saturday, September 02, 2017, 10:48 (77 days ago) @ JACK

it is weird how people are different, mosquitoes affect people differently some people get bit some don't. Some people get welts from mosquitoes some get a tiny bump that disappears in no time. Some people need remedies for a bee sting, hell some people die from them, some people get almost nothing. I am not belittling anyone, just noting the diifferent experience.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, September 02, 2017, 14:18 (77 days ago) @ Curbarn

There is a problems with some of the bees that have come up from South America to the States. Normally a honey bee sting did not bother me except a small welt at the sting. I got stung about a week ago and the sting affected my whole right arm. The sting was on top of the arm just above the wrist and the reaction was underneath from my wrist to my shoulder and lasted about 4 days before the tingling went away.

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by kathyMN @, Blaine, Minnesota, Saturday, September 02, 2017, 18:40 (77 days ago) @ Paulf

I am at the end of day four and the throbbing pain and swelling are starting to subside. This is the fourth or fifth time I have been stung down here. I can't seem to avoid them no matter how hard I focus on where I step. Once one simply landed on my neck and stung before I even knew it was there.

This time I had blisters on top of my toe like I had been severaly burned. Really bizarre. That has never happened before. The color of my toe is almost a deep purple and redness and swelling covered the top of my foot. The itching is still driving me crazy.

I tried a bunch of the home remedies: aspirin paste, ice, aloe, itch creme, vinegar, and toothpaste and nothing worked. Today it is finally bearable. No flip flops yet. Probably another day or two before I will be able to wear them.

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by norm, Saturday, September 02, 2017, 19:26 (77 days ago) @ kathyMN

Next time a benadyrl tablet taken right away would probably help a lot.I always have some walking the beaches

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by noelofthenorth, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 08:43 (76 days ago) @ kathyMN

lifeguards always have lime juice on hand for any type of sting including sting rays... Helps at first but don t think its a cure..

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by PHIL @, Trinity, NC, Monday, September 04, 2017, 10:48 (75 days ago) @ noelofthenorth

Should have immediately started Benadryl. Have a hunting dog that has been bitten 3 times by copperhead snakes and Benadryl has saved her bacon as there is no antidote for copperhead bites to dogs according to my vet. Her face looked like a chipmunk with a mouth full of nuts for 3 days and 4th day she is fine.

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by Sunlight Dancer, Friday, September 08, 2017, 01:08 (72 days ago) @ kathyMN

Kathy's question piqued my interest, although a bit late to help. For future reference, the gritty paste may have been...TOOTHPASTE.
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/shopping/2003/09/sting_operation.html
"One doctor I spoke to suggested that the glycerin found in most toothpastes dries out the venom concentrated under the sting area. But several others I asked said the tingle was a result of the alkaline toothpaste neutralizing the acid in the bee's venom. Either way, the toothpaste knocked Level 10 symptoms down to 0 in 15 minutes and held them below 7 for more than five hours, one of the only two remedies I tried that did so."