I just got stung by a bee. It's a warm evening and I'm sitting here with the windows open. We don't have much in the way of bugs here so I don't bother with screens. I felt this little tickle behind my knee and absentmindedly swatted my hand over it. YEOUCH! Stung right on the ring finger.
I got the stinger out and put some ice on it. Any other healing tips? Magic remedies?
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
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Cucumber dipped in vinegar it helped a child once...I did that with a hornet...Ouch!! Hope you're better already.
snuff/tobacco powder and spit as a paste on the sting, that's what my mom put on me when i'd get stung
i don't remember how much it helped though
yeah you are
Thanks for the support guys. I'm going to take some tylenol and go to sleep. Hard to type one handed. G'night.
I once got stung by a hornet in my index finger (my fault). Never felt such intense pain before (and after). I tried ice and Aloe Vera (fresh from the plant) and one of these electric things that heat up, but only holding the hand high and ice helped a little bit...
I hope you could sleep and the finger is better now!
When I picked up an ex-con in the desert years ago (long story), a bee flew into the car and stung my hand. He instantly tore open one of his cigarettes and gave me the tobacco - I spit on it, put it on the sting, secured it with a bandaid, and it worked like magic!
Dang thing was still alive too, and as it occurred in my house I still had to find it and kill it afterwards; I thought I was gonna get stung again, it was intense lol