For most people, a bee sting is not more than a nuisance. They may experience temporary pain, redness, warmth, itching and swelling at the sting site, but for people who are allergic to bees, the sting can be more problematic and even life-threatening. That’s why it is important to call the bee control melbourne experts as soon as you notice any bee nest in or around your property.
Unless you are allergic to bee stings, you can use the below stated home-remedies to ease out the pain. Before you try out any of these remedies, you should remove the stinger to curb the amount of toxins discharged into your skin. Also, you should wash the sting site using water and soap. Massaging the sting site using ice cubes will reduce the venom absorption and swelling.
Home Remedies To Relieve Bee Sting Symptoms:
To treat bee stings, you can apply a small amount of honey on the affected area and cover it with a loose bandage. This helps with relieving wound pain, itching and healing.
Apply a layer of baking soda paste on the affected area and cover it with a bandage. You can re-apply the paste as needed to reduce itching, pain and swelling.
Though it is not scientifically proven that toothpaste helps bee stings, many people believe that alkaline toothpaste neutralises honeybee venom. Remember that this will work only for stings from honeybees and not for the stings from wasps or other species of bees.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar can neutralise the bee venom. All you need to do is to soak the sting site in a bowl of diluted apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes. If needed, you can soak a cloth in the vinegar and place over the sting site.
Visit The Doctor:
If nothing has worked out, it is better to see a doctor who will prescribe you some painkillers that will help relieve the pain.
If you don’t want to get stung by bees, you should get the bee nest removed from your property. For bee removal Melbourne services, you can call 1300 997 272 and schedule an appointment with Enviro Safe Pest Control.