Yes, the Pilferer got the shock of her life, that wasp was damn angry (I'm actually surprised it survived) but luckily no stings!
Last edited by BestBetter; 09-12-2012 at 07:10 AM.
I use household ammonia. Bee venom, in general, is a soup of fatty acids and proteins. Neutralize the fatty acids with an über-strong base, and be amazed by instant relief.
Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
Current weight: 210.8 lbs
Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
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Question: A day and a half later one would think it would be just about well but the darn thing is getting puffier and itches so bad I want to rip my finger off just to make it stop. The inflammation is in my hand now too, not just the finger that got stung. And the two joints on either side of the sting spot feel stiff.
To those of you who said heat would work, do you think it's too late for that to do any good now?
The actual puncture wound doesn't hurt any more, seems to have closed up, so I don't think most topical remedies would be helping at this point.
I second the benadryl for swelling and itching. I'll try the heat next time I'm bitten or stung...the child that was helped with vinegar and cucumber had a favorable outcome, maybe it was mothers love, it was all I had so I passed it to the mother to put on the sting. It was at a womyns festival and there wasn't anything else.
I juts tried the hot water method and it is still swollen but that does seem to have calmed down the ferocious itching.
My one year old was stung yesterday.
We used vinegar to soak it (not that it was easy with her screaming and squirming around).
Ultimately, the thing that made everything better was frozen yogurt and a walk around IKEA.
Just about all my home furnishings are IKEA . I love that place. They should come do a photo shoot in my living room and give me a quantity discount or something.
The itching has stayed down after the hot soak so I think there may be something to that theory. Next time, which I hope never happens, I will try that sooner. There is still some puffiness but no redness or pain.