Bee stings’ Remedy – What action you should take immediate after beaten

Cheryl LO

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What to do when beaten by bee stings?

Bee Antena! by Danny Perez Photography (Flickr)
Bee Antena! by Danny Perez Photography (Flickr)
  1. Do not hit the bees, which will push the stings even deeper.

    Leafcutter bee 2 by Nigel Jones (Flickr)
    Leafcutter bee 2 by Nigel Jones (Flickr)
  2. Pull out the sting and limit the blood flow to the infected area, which can prevent the venom running though the entire body.

    Bee on Basil by Chaval Brasil (Flickr)
    Bee on Basil by Chaval Brasil (Flickr)
  3. Extrude the venom until the liquid showing colour of blood.

    drunk bumble bee by Hope Abrams (Flickr)
    drunk bumble bee by Hope Abrams (Flickr)
  4. Spread the wound with concentrated soap water, diluted soda bicarbonate water, ammonia water or lime water, which can neutralize the acidity from venom.
Bee Sleeping by Chris Eccles (Flickr)
Bee Sleeping by Chris Eccles (Flickr)

Please go for the doctor if following symptoms were developed 20 minutes after the above treatments:

Macro Bee Pollen by Forest Wander (Flickr)
Macro Bee Pollen by Forest Wander (Flickr)
  1. Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema)

    Large bee and honey bee by Martin LaBar (Flickr)
    Large bee and honey bee by Martin LaBar (Flickr)
  2. Redness

    Bee on Dahlia by Glenn Euloth (Flickr)
    Bee on Dahlia by Glenn Euloth (Flickr)
  3. Swelling at sites on the body distant from area of stings
    Green bee by Ian Jacobs (Flickr)
    Green bee by Ian Jacobs (Flickr)


  4. Vomiting

    Bee Eggs by Jordan Schwartz (Flickr)
    Bee Eggs by Jordan Schwartz (Flickr)
  5. Nausea

    Female digger bees on Delta sunflower by Debbie Ballentine (Flickr)
    Female digger bees on Delta sunflower by Debbie Ballentine (Flickr)
  6. Diarrhea

    ..natura.. by Sachin Sandhu (Flickr)
    ..natura.. by Sachin Sandhu (Flickr)
  7. Dizziness

    Bee Happy by sea turtle (Flickr)
    Bee Happy by sea turtle (Flickr)

Please consult local GP or professions to confirm whether you were beaten by wasps or bees, as wasps’ bites contain toxicity while bees’ doesn’t.

Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) by Bob Peterson (Flickr)
Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) by Bob Peterson (Flickr)

Click here for the funny movie about making joke with bees.

 

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