Bee Stings

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CHARLOTTE – As people spend more time outdoors this summer, it’s a great idea to have some bee sting treatment options on hand. For most people, bee stings are an annoying and painful occurrence that can be treated without medical intervention. According to the University of California, one to two people out of 1,000 is allergic  to bee stings.”

Interesting Facts; 1) There are around 20,000 different species of bees in the world today. 2) Only female bees can sting 3) Approximately 3 percent of people stung by bees and wasps experience an allergic reaction. 4) Some kinds of bees actually die after stinging



Most of the time, a bee or wasp sting causes minor symptoms at the sting site including: Pain, Redness, Swelling,Burning or itching.

For ordinary bee stings that do not cause an allergic reaction; Remove the stinger then cleanse the sting site well with soap and water. For natural bee sting treatments, try the following;

Apply Baking Soda + Water

One of the simplest remedies for a bee or wasp sting is to apply an ice pack to sting area which will help with inflammation as well as itching.

Apply apple cider vinegar to the area where you got stung, it can help to neutralize bee venom and therefore calm unwanted bee sting symptoms.

Apply witch hazel directly to the sting site as needed to calm inflammation

Call Poison Control at (800) 222-1222  if you have questions about how to handle a sting and whether or not you or someone you know is having an allergic reaction.

Be sure to following me on social media for more naturopathic options at www.VitalityGinger.com

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