posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by brilab45
brilab, you did probably wait too long. Next time....
Wash the area with soap and water immediately.
Perhaps you might find with relief with a Benadryl cream or stick.
If I had ignored it and it swelled like yours did, I would take charcoal powder and dampen it between a sponge bandage and tape it on the spot for a
few hours. This is what I did when I was bitten by a spider (which I think was the black recluse).
I would always recommend having pharmaceutical grade charcoal in your first aid kit. It is not expensive.
Also, there are some good herbal preparations which have charcoal, bentonite clay and flax seeds combined and that is extraordinary drawing power.
Do not ever put the charcoal mixture directly on skin. I would recommend either using it between the sponge bandage or first putting olive oil on the
skin before applying the poultice of charcoal.
By the way, a wasp can sting you multiple times. A bee can only sting you once. The bee will lose her stinger and die. In case of a bee sting it is
important to remove the stinger as quickly as you can. The longer the stinger stays in your skin the more venom it will transfer.
To remove a bee stinger, DO NOT grasp it to pull it out. If you squeeze the stinger in removing it, it will inject more venom. Use a laminated
card---a credit card or drivers license type, and gently swipe it across the stinger to remove it. Then wash with soap and water. Usually the stinging
sensation will go away in 3 to 5 minutes.