5 Natural Remedies for Bee Stings

One of the best things about living here in Valley of the Sun is our sunny and mild weather. That means most Valley residents are spending a lot of their free time outdoors, whether it is a backyard barbeque with friends and family, a special event, or enjoying a hike or walk down a desert trail.

What is not surprising is that bees are very active, especially from Spring to Fall as well.

As a leading bee removal company in the Phoenix, AZ metro area, our team at the Beehive, can attest that many valley residents, have been the victim of a bee sting. There a few things to do when you get stung by a bee, which you can read about here.

That said, if you are allergic to bee stings, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.

If you are not allergic to bee stings, there are several “natural remedies” you may want to consider, to ease the pain and swelling.

So, without further adieu, here are our five natural bee sting remedies.

Apply Ice

This is perhaps, the most commonly recommended home remedy, but that is because applying ice to the area affected by the bee sting, has a track record of reducing swelling and mitigate the spread of the bee’s venom. The coldness from the ice can also reduce the pain felt by numbing the affected area.

Apply Aloe Vera

Another popular remedy is to rub aloe vera onto the area affected by the bee sting, due to its soothing and anti-inflammatory effects. Best of all, aloe vera is readily available at most supermarkets and pharmacies around the Valley.

Apply Baking Soda mixed with Water

This is an oldie, but goodie that I remember as a kid, my mom using on my when I got a bee sting. And there seem to still be many people who swear by this bee sting home remedy as an effective way mitigate the effects of bee venom, while reducing pain and swelling. The idea is to simply mix the baking soda and water until it turns into a moist paste, then rub it onto area affected by the bee sting.

Apply hydrocortisone Cream

There are a number of over-the-counter products that contain hydrocortisone. One of these is Neosporin, which is available at most supermarkets and pharmacies. Hydrocortisone can help to alleviate the symptoms of itchiness and irritation resulting from a bee sting

Apply Apple Cider Vinegar

You heard me right – apple cider vinegar purportedly helps to mitigate the effects of bee sting venom. Of course, there is no scientific proof supporting this contention, but some folks believe that it does work. Simply get a cotton ball or absorbent cloth with a dab or two of apple cider vinegar, then press it into the bee sting affected area.

If you would like to learn more about natural remedies used for bee stings, or if you need to have bees removed from your home here in the Valley, contact our expert bee removal professionals at The Beehive, Bee and Wasp Removal.

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