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« on: April 06, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »

What have y'all found to work best for stings and swelling??? Yes I got stung!! Lol
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 09:39:02 PM »

For stings,   use bad words.    grin


In the old days, someone would put chewing tobacco on it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:44:20 PM »

For stings,   use bad words.    grin   and lots of them too Smiley


In the old days, someone would put chewing tobacco on it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 10:12:27 PM »

Bad words worked pretty good for me this evening. Doesn't seem that I am gonna swell much at all.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 10:25:58 PM »

there are lots of home remedies out there! The only one that ever worked for me (when I cared) was meat tenderizer. It breaks down the proteins in the venom.

I'll let KathyP chime in with her remedy grin

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 02:18:35 PM »

More stings untill you dont swell anymore
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 02:25:10 PM »


I'll let KathyP chime in with her remedy grin

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 04:12:07 PM »

All right, KathyP, I want to know what your remedy is....
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 05:32:24 PM »

Claritin seems to keep the swelling and itching down, but that varies so much for me it's hard to tell.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 11:26:25 AM »

you guys have no guts!!!   evil

extra strength Vagisil. 

Active Ingredients: Contains: Benzocaine USP (20% - External analgesic), Resorcinol (3% - External analgesic)

that's more Benzocaine than you get in most anti-itch meds and at a much cheaper price.

for the immediate treatment, i keep liquid Benadryl at hand and take a swig when i get stung.  it's child strength, so you don't have to get to wound up about dose when you are in the field.

got great advice at Bud3 last year.  i have giant swelling when i get stung and don't want to be drinking Benadryl if i'm driving.  now i take Loratadine before i go on a call or if i am really tearing into my own hives.  it helps a lot if i get stung, doesn't make me loopy, and i can take Benadryl later.
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 11:38:24 AM »

I can't wait to see my wife's reaction to:
Honey, can I borrow your vagisil?

I was out of town for my parents 60 anniversary this past weekend and I had asked her to check the hives to see if they needed supers. She was a champ and for the first time she opened the hives and checked them. Everything was great until she got to the last one and knocked it real hard to get the screen top off. 2 bees came right out and stung her on the nose and on her right arm. She called me up to see if it was all right to leave the top off until next week. She did put the top back on, after the stings settled down.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 02:17:54 PM »

you guys have no guts!!!   evil

extra strength Vagisil.  

Active Ingredients: Contains: Benzocaine USP (20% - External analgesic), Resorcinol (3% - External analgesic)

that's more Benzocaine than you get in most anti-itch meds and at a much cheaper price.

for the immediate treatment, i keep liquid Benadryl at hand and take a swig when i get stung.  it's child strength, so you don't have to get to wound up about dose when you are in the field.

got great advice at Bud3 last year.  i have giant swelling when i get stung and don't want to be drinking Benadryl if i'm driving.  now i take Loratadine before i go on a call or if i am really tearing into my own hives.  it helps a lot if i get stung, doesn't make me loopy, and i can take Benadryl later.

Is the dosage 1 or 2 teaspoons every six hours? I keep forgetting and that stuff tastes really bad  evil
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 04:36:56 PM »

Keeping your vitamin C levels up is a big help.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 06:00:57 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#plantain
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 07:15:13 PM »

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More stings untill you dont swell anymore

Worked the best for me. I hardly itch and almost never swell anymore, well except for last week when one nailed me in the forhead just walking across the yard.  huh  Both eyes swelled up and my face was very puffy.  Hasn't happened since last year, something to do with getting stung in the face. Must be the soft tissue.

Vagisil???   shocked What the heck, how in the world did you ever think to try that?  Not sure I can bring myself to ask my wife to borrow that.   rolleyes

Michael, do you grow your own plantain's or can you pruchase the leaces somewhere?  I would like to give that a try.
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2012, 09:57:02 PM »

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More stings untill you dont swell anymore

Worked the best for me. I hardly itch and almost never swell anymore, well except for last week when one nailed me in the forhead just walking across the yard.  huh  Both eyes swelled up and my face was very puffy.  Hasn't happened since last year, something to do with getting stung in the face. Must be the soft tissue.

Vagisil???   shocked What the heck, how in the world did you ever think to try that?  Not sure I can bring myself to ask my wife to borrow that.   rolleyes

Michael, do you grow your own plantain's or can you pruchase the leaces somewhere?  I would like to give that a try.

Careful what you start. The plantain is a weed that will soon take over your lawn if your not careful.
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2012, 03:38:21 PM »

>Michael, do you grow your own plantain's ...

You don't have to grow it.   It's already growing in your yard...
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012, 03:09:00 PM »

More stings untill you dont swell anymore
This actually worked for me.  My first sting swelled my hand up so bad the skin started to "weep" and I thought it'd split.  After purposely stinging myself every two to three days for about a month, the last time I got lit up (8 total stings, one in the lip) the swelling went down within 24 hours.  In the meantime, lots of benadryl.
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2012, 04:33:59 PM »

you guys have no guts!!!   evil

extra strength Vagisil. 

Where do I put it?  lau lau lau lau lau lau lau
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012, 04:40:40 PM »

you guys have no guts!!!   evil

extra strength Vagisil. 

Active Ingredients: Contains: Benzocaine USP (20% - External analgesic), Resorcinol (3% - External analgesic)

that's more Benzocaine than you get in most anti-itch meds and at a much cheaper price.

LMAO!  Hey, I'll try anything once.  Forgive my ignorance, but I assume this is a topical?
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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2012, 10:07:20 AM »

you guys have no guts!!!   evil

extra strength Vagisil. 

Active Ingredients: Contains: Benzocaine USP (20% - External analgesic), Resorcinol (3% - External analgesic)

that's more Benzocaine than you get in most anti-itch meds and at a much cheaper price.

LMAO!  Hey, I'll try anything once.  Forgive my ignorance, but I assume this is a topical?

You can try it orally, but then you'd be like the Professional Cheerleader suing the birth control jelly company because she was spreading it on her toast in the morning shocked
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 10:39:15 AM »

missed some of this grin

i found it after a sting and i was itching so bad i couldn't stand it.  went to the store and the anti itch/bite stuff was really expensive.  thought "what else itches?"  looked around and found the vagisil.  also looked at the mens itch stuff.  guys, you are paying way to much for your comfort!! 
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »

missed some of this grin

i found it after a sting and i was itching so bad i couldn't stand it.  went to the store and the anti itch/bite stuff was really expensive.  thought "what else itches?"  looked around and found the vagisil.  also looked at the mens itch stuff.  guys, you are paying way to much for your comfort!! 


maybe we just itch more. Kiss
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 10:37:15 AM »

Heck, I scratch even when it doesn't itch grin

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« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2012, 11:17:26 AM »

Heck, I scratch even when it doesn't itch grin

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That's not scratching.  grin
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2012, 07:14:16 PM »

BENADRYL CREAM after you are stung.  Take one of the pills before you get stung.
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« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2013, 04:37:52 AM »

We used to get treated with a blue bag!  Probably most people will not even know what one of those is, but the ones we used to get here were were like a piece of pool cue chalk used to add to the washing to get your clothes nice and white.  I haven't looked in the supermarket lately to see if they still sell them or not.  As I remember the swelling never got too bad when a liberal coating of "blue" was applied, but maybe I don't react too badly to stings and/or the blue was a cunning ploy to pacify my screaming! laugh  ...it's a bit of a novelty to paint various body parts blue!  I must research this further to see what they put in those little blue packages that might help with stings.

The first time I was stung by a European Wasp, I thought that I was going to die, then I became afraid that I wasn't going to die Wink, but seriously, that was not all that pleasant and the little darling had a pretty good go at me before I got her out of my jacket.  The recommended treatment was a few pain killers and half an onion applied to the affected area.  Maybe the onion does something, but it stil hurts Cry   The onion may also help with bee stings.  The second wasp sting I got, I was pretty quick to get rid of the wasp from my arm (benefit of experience) and the effects were relatively insignificant.

I must say that the Vagisil idea is brilliant, I'm going now to check the medicine cabinet and the cupboard under the bathroom cabinet for supplies.  Thanks for the hint.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2013, 09:31:45 AM »

need to pay attention..!! Wink
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2013, 11:21:58 PM »

MSA first aid kits had StingFo swabs.  Man they worked great. Now you can get sting swabs and sting sticks at most pharmacy's and "Wally world".  Calidryl(topical) and Benadryl(internal) are good too.
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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2014, 08:58:36 AM »

one or two table spoons oaraly
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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2014, 07:36:46 PM »

I usually don't take nothing for a bee sting.
But last year I got in a hot hive and got stung about 100 times from the waist down.
Now I did take a Benadryl capsule then.
I use to carry a sting stick but I'd forget about having it at the time.
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« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2014, 09:16:40 AM »

you guys have no guts!!!   evil

extra strength Vagisil. 

Where do real men put it?  lau lau lau lau lau lau lau
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2014, 01:55:32 PM »

More stings untill you dont swell anymore

Took a sting in the eyelid last Sunday and didn't swell at all.  Back when I first started (in the early 90's) my eye would have swollen shut. 
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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2014, 08:21:13 AM »

orally taken three times an hour
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I have been told that an electric shock works to denature the bee venom has anyone tried that
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I have been told that an electric shock works to denature the bee venom has anyone tried that
I don't know about the venom but it might denature you.  grin
Especially since the sting leaves an opening in your skin. Your skin it your only protection from shock. If you prick your 2 pointer fingers and touch them to the 2 terminals of a AAA battery it can kill you very easily. It will at minimum heart your heart.
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« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2014, 11:52:42 AM »

More stings untill you dont swell anymore


don't say that cause they will go off too full body swollen then they will know.

I like Kathy's way haven't had to use it yet
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« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2014, 05:40:09 PM »

The Zapper I have been told will break down most venom even snake bites
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« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2014, 11:24:37 AM »

More stings untill you dont swell anymore
This actually worked for me.  My first sting swelled my hand up so bad the skin started to "weep" and I thought it'd split.  After purposely stinging myself every two to three days for about a month, the last time I got lit up (8 total stings, one in the lip) the swelling went down within 24 hours.  In the meantime, lots of benadryl.

Both sage advice. I premed with 25 of Benadryl before I go out to the hives. Works pretty well. I'd heard about the meat tenderizer, but haven't tried that. Baking soda paste, maybe.

I developed hives once...that was unpleasant.

Who needs pain meds?   Wink

And hello, all, btw. Nice to be here.
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