close
    What is good for bee, wasps, stings ?

    bees, medicine

    +8  Views: 755 Answers: 15 Posted: 10 years ago
    Spaceghost

    Yesterday my brother - in -law plowed up a yellow jackets nest and they did a number ON him, both eyes are swollen.
    IamPamela313

    maybe he needs to go to an emergency room!
    Spaceghost

    Hello Pam, we tried to get him to go to the emergency room, but he's stubborn, a retired staff sargent special forces, can't tell him anything, he hates going to doctors.

    15 Answers

    Well I can only speak for myself and for one sting at a time. Remove the stinger if you can and put a paste of baking soda and a little water. It will make it feel better.
    Spaceghost

    Thanks 6dogs4us, I'll tell him to give that a try, appreciate the comment.
    Maybe try some benedryl, that will help if there's an allergic reaction. I'm not a doctor, but my dad was. Lol.
    Spaceghost

    Thanks leeroy my friend, I don't think he's allergic but, he's a sight for sore eyes LOL. Appreciate the info.
    leeroy

    lol, no problem.
    A homeopathic remedy called Cantharis 30c is good for bee or wasp stings. Cantharis 30c available in most health food stores and pharmacies.
    Spaceghost

    Thank you Pam,my friend, I'll tell that hard head about the Cantharis, maybe my wife can get him to use it, she was the one that told me to ask this question. The wedding and the reception went really well. I got some REALLY good tip money bartending.
    An ICE pack and a SIX pack.
    Works 4 me.
    Spaceghost

    He definitely used the six pack LOL.
    tobacco moistened and applied with a little presure will help
    Spaceghost

    Thanks dwayne, I had heard that before about the tobacco, matter of fact from my wife's dad before he died. Thank you for the info.
    Yvonne57

    Moderator
    My Grandfather would put wet tobacco on my bee stings too. Thanks for the memory.
    I just learned a whole lot from above, thanks for asking Space my friend... hope your bro-in-law is better. I would put a frozen bag of veg's, like peas, over the eyes for comfort and swelling, and if it doesn't improve soon, go to doc!
    Spaceghost

    Thank you Bevs, I've learned a lot also from ALL these great friends on here, thanks for your concern about my bro-in -law. I think the swelling has gone down a little bit.
    Cursing. It won't help the pain but you'll feel better.
    Spaceghost

    He did a lot of that.... LOL. Thanks ed.
    benadrill will take the swelling down and belive it or not Honey is the antispetic you can
    Spaceghost

    Thank you very much for the info.
    melandrupert

    your welcome spaceghost
    Well if it were anywhere but the eye area I would say to soak in it bleach for a few minutes.. But being it is around the he needs to see a Dr.
    Spaceghost

    Thank you my friend, they really did a number on his eyes, glad he's not allergic to the stings. Appreciate the info. Hope you are doing well.
    if you are having problems breathing get to the emergency room asap. dont hesitate. dial 911
    Spaceghost

    Fortunate he isn't allergic to the stings, but he looks like hell, LOL. Thank you so much carmaxable for your comment.
    Adolphs Meat Tenderizer.Mix to make a paste and apply to sting, making sure you have removed the stinger first.
    Spaceghost

    Hello Ann my friend, I had heard someone say meat tenderizer and make a paste would work, thank you so much for the info.
    It seems like you've got all the home remedies you need, for now anyway, so I guess I will just say a prayer for his speedy recovery.
    Spaceghost

    Thanks Black3, prayer is good, he needed a LOT of prayer if you had seen what they did to his face LOL. Appreciate the prayer my friend.
    I AGREE WITH JENN. ALSO HE COULD TRY TEA BAGS/MOISTEN THE BAGS WITH WATER,SQEEZE OUT EXCESS (TO KEEP FROM DRIPPING), THEN PLACE ONE TEABAG ON EACH EYE. REPEAT EVERY 15 MINUTES. IF NO RELIEF, GET TO A DR.
    Methylated spirits is good.
    Spaceghost

    Thank you so much eggplant, the info is very much appreciated.
    eggplant

    I use it all the time and I don't mean I drink the stuff.
    i have heard that tapeing a penny in it works.have not tried it yet,
    Spaceghost

    Hey it's worth a try, Thank you so much franklin5 for your input.


    Top contributors in Alternative Medicine category

     
    ROMOS
    Answers: 57 / Questions: 1
    Karma: 3525
     
    jhharlan
    Answers: 34 / Questions: 1
    Karma: 2760
     
    country bumpkin
    Answers: 29 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 2235
     
    Benthere
    Answers: 2 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 2190
    > Top contributors chart

    Unanswered Questions

    447043
    questions
    717292
    answers
    689285
    users