Bee Stings & Bug Bites Are No Fun! 3 Quick Remedies From Your Pantry! by Chef Gigi

Kids' Health
7 years ago

Bee Stings & Bug Bites Are No Fun! 3 Quick Remedies From Your Pantry!

Did your child grab an unsuspecting bee instead of a flower for that photo op? Instead of running to the medicine cabinet, try your hand at "food alchemy" by using your pantry. Here's a starter’s list to quickly help a hurtful bite or sting.

  • Tea Bags: Hey, parents, after hearing about the bug bite, brew yourself a cup! The toxins in the leaves will soothe and draw out the itch.
  • Mustard: It's a powerful antioxidant applied as a poultice. Mix mustard powder with enough water to make a paste. Place on the sting and hold it there 15 minutes. Repeat.
  • Baking Soda: Hands down the best! Bee venom contains formic acid, which is acidic in nature. Baking soda is alkaline, so it neutralizes the formic acid and reduces pain. Make a paste with water and apply until dry. Repeat until boo-boo is better!

Good luck!

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Mei Marcie
Thanks Chef Gigi Gaggero for this! And cooled tea bag probably relieve the itchiness too!
Interviewed a dermatologist before on insect bites during summer and here's why there's an insect bite rash
MarcieMom: From your more than 10 years of practice, which insect bites (name two) are most common during summer, and most commonly affecting children?

Dr Robin: During the summer months, the 2 most common insect bites are mosquito bites and bee stings.

MarcieMom: How does the insect’s bite become a rash? Is it interaction with certain saliva or parts of the insect that trigger an inflammation?

Dr Robin: When an insect bites the skin it usually deposits a small amount of saliva into the skin. The rash or bump that results from the bite is due to an immune reaction in the skin directed against the foreign proteins in the saliva.
Chef Gigi
Wow Mei- thanks great info! Thanks for sharing with me.
As you know , I raise bees for honey. I do occasionally gets stung- but not very often. ( I think three times in the last four years.) When I get stung it kind of tickles and it doesn't feel like pain to me for some strange reason. It does swell bad though.

Thanks again for dropping by and sharing this information with us !

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