How to Treat a Bee Sting? - Orange County Pest Control

How to Treat a Bee Sting?

  • How to Treat a Bee Sting?

    How to Treat a Bee Sting?

    Bee stings can happen any time and anywhere – whether you’re in a garden, playground, or hiking out there. And let’s be honest, bee stings are the worst – they hurt so much that one cannot help but freak out in pain. Bee stings are pretty common, which is why it is important to understand how to treat a bumble bee sting to prevent further panic. Let’s have a look at how you can deal with a bee sting:

    Don’t Panic

    Panicking will only lead to more chaos, which may result in the bee stinging again. Not just bees, most members of the bee family (wasps and hornets) may end up stinging you again. It is advisable to keep calm and walk away from the place to avoid additional attacks.

    Remove the Stinger

    Getting the stinger out quickly is important. If delayed, it could lead to the release of more venom, which only adds to the swelling and pain. Avoid squeezing and picking out the stinger with tweezers, as it would release more venom into the skin. Instead, use a piece of gauze or in the absence of gauze, gently remove the stinger.

    Clean the Area of the Sting

    Once the stinger is out, you need to clean the area with soap and water. Use mild soap to gently cleanse the area, wash it off and then pat dry.

    Consider Medication for Pain

    The pain caused by bee stings can get intolerable at a point. You can reach out to the doctor or opt for over-the-counter pain-relieving medications as well.

    Use an Ice Pack for the Swelling

    Swelling caused by bee stings does not settle down immediately. At times, the pain may move to other body parts, for which you can apply a cold back. However, the swelling will subside gradually. You or you may even end up with an allergic reaction because of the venom – in such cases, you need to rush to the emergency room to get immediate medical attention.

     

    Some Useful Home Remedies for Bee Stings

    • Honey is an excellent remedy for bee stings, as it helps with faster healing of the wound and prevents infection. Honey also flushes out dead tissues and improves blood flow to the affected area, making it a perfect remedy for bumble bee stings.
    • A paste of baking soda and water can help deal with not only bee stings but also stings by other insects. Rub the paste over the affected area, leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off.
    • Apple cider vinegar can help neutralize the venom, so you can consider applying it on the sting site using a wet bandage. If the irritation aggravates, stop using the vinegar immediately.

    Summing Up

    The best way to prevent bee stings is to get rid of the bees in the first place, with the help of pest control. So if you notice a growing beehive and are looking for pest control in Orange County, CA, you can always reach out to us! Our team of professionals will immediately and safely help get rid of the bee hives.

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