Home Remedies for Insect Stings

Have you ever thought about how you can treat a wasp sting? What steps can you take to avoid the pain after the bee sting? How can you use home items to get rid of the pain after wasp and bee sting?

The fact is almost each one of us at least once in our lifetime has become a victim of stinging insects. So each one of us knows how painful this can get. Some insect stings trigger allergic responses in the body. However, there are some insects that do not initiate allergy or inflammation in the body. But after their sting, the swelling is common in all or most of the cases. While avoiding a sting can be quite difficult, you can definitely treat the itching and prevent it from becoming worse.  This article will tell you simple home remedies for insect stings. These remedies are effective treating most of the insect sting and helps in reducing itching, redness, and swelling. Have a look at each of them one by one:

 

  • Ice

Ice reduces the swelling by making the blood cold. Moreover, the cold blood does not circulate fast. Hence, ice ultimately reduces the blood flow to the area with the insect sting. For this remedy, take an ice cube or frozen peas and place them on insect sting for 20 minutes. This will reduce the pain and swelling. When using an ice cube, take care, however, and make sure to cover the infected area with a paper towel.

  • Garlic

Garlic is a good pain reliever for insect stings. Take a clove of garlic. Rub it on the sting area until and unless all the juice from the clove gets absorbed into the skin. Place a plaster on top. See what magic does garlic cast on the sting area!

  • Onion

Another treatment for insect stings is onion. Take an onion. Remove its one scale and place the fleshy side on the insect sting. Press it gently on the sting site until the pain disappears. Hence, the sting won’t cause any discomfort.

  • Cucumber

Cucumber is the natural astringent. Moreover, it has the ability to constrict the body tissue naturally. On the insect sting area, apply a slice of cucumber. This will constrict the blood vessels in that area hence reducing the blood flow.

Bee Sting Home Remedies

Bee sting is naturally acidic by nature. However, using something alkaline on the infected area neutralizes the acidic sting. Bee sting can be treated at home by:

  • Baking Soda

Make a rich thick paste of baking soda and water.  Apply it on the sting area. This reduces the swelling and pain from the bee sting area.

  • Salt

Just like the baking soda, make a thick paste of salt and water. Apply to the infected area. This will ease the pain and hence help in reducing the swelling.

  • Wasp Sting Home Remedies

Unlike bees, the sting of wasps is alkaline by nature. The home remedies include the acidic treatments. These acidic treatments neutralize the basically of sting by wasps. Wasp stings are treated at home by:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Dab a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar. Place the soaked ball on the wasp sting. Apply some pressure however until the pain vanishes. The acidity of apple cider vinegar neutralizes the wasp’s venom.

  • Vinegar

Like apple cider vinegar, soak the cotton ball in vinegar. Apply the cotton ball on the sting area with the application of some pressure. The pain will vanish due to neutralization of alkaline venom.

  • Lemon Juice

Slice a lemon into halves. Squeeze to get the juice out of the lemon. Soak a cotton pad in lemon juice. Apply it onto sting area. Do not remove until the pain vanishes. Alternatively, any lemon juice in bottles from the market can be used. But better results are observed by fresh lemon juice.

  • Fresh Lemons

Instead of fresh lemon juice, lemon can be used to treat the wasp’s sting. Slice the lemon into halves. Place one of the halves on the sting area. Magically, lemon will vanish the pain of wasp’s sting.

Professional Pest Control Services:-

The best way to get rid of the problem is to get rid of the pests itself. If there are no pests at your home, it’s natural that you won’t have stings as well. Hence, treating the problem right from the roots is the best solution. Moreover, professionals are the right people to contact due to the relevant knowledge and skills.  Similarly, they have the right equipment and tools as well to make your home pest-free.

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