Bee stings: Do not panic, here's what you need to do
First Published 9, Sep 2020, 5:46 PM
Everyone gets panicky with bee stings, however, instead of panicking, here are a few home remedies that you can try for a soothing effect.
Mud: Yes, surprisingly mud is an effective ingredient against a bee sting. Just grab some mud and mix with water. Wait for it to dry and rinse off.
Use ice or cold water: Once you’ve removed the sting, apply ice immediately on the affected area, and leave it there for around 20 minutes or so. Doing so will help reduce the swelling and itchiness that happens when you’ve been stung.
Onion’s your friend: Head to your storeroom and apply half a raw onion on the affected area. Onions are particularly helpful because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe Vera: Also called the Eternal One, the aloe vera is a versatile ingredient. This plant has some incredible healing properties.
Toothpaste: Apply a dab of toothpaste on the stung area.