Remedies to Treat Bee Stings Naturally

Stinging insects come out during warmer days, and people also spend their most of time outdoors and unluckily they get sometimes stung by these insects. Bee’s sting has influences on human body commonly. It causes pain, itching, redness, swelling and a burning sensation when they sting.

These effects are temporarily when a person is not hurt allergic or not stung many times. Honey bees are the only bees that die just after they sting to someone. They have a toxic like corporal called “venom.” It causes bulging, aches and induces color like spectral (redness) because of reaction in the body. It happens transitorily to human beings. It creates a shortfall of breath, blue skin, rapid pulse, interim paralyze and swelling of tongue and throat in that case. Although in a critical condition, it can paralyze the respiratory system.

A person can bear one to five stings at a time, but some can tolerate 1000 stings at different timings. However, people who have been bitten by more than 1200 strings are still surviving. But sometimes people (3%-4%) have adverse or fatal effects of venom because of hypersensitiveness or those who are stung too many times. Then it follows by a decrease in blood pressure, rashes on the skin, paleness, cold skin and disquiet. In such precarious circumstances, the victim feels hardness, feebleness and the chances of death can eventually increase.

First Aid to Perform

If a bee sting to someone suddenly, the first step to do is to remove the stinger from the skin by using fingernails or tweezers, but remember, never squash the stinger because it can inject more toxic that can enter into the wound and effect severely. Then wash the wound using antiseptic soap and water, and then pat dry and apply some treatments on the sting site.

One should carry Anakit or Epipen (emergency pain treating kit) with them if he is stung allergic. It will be helpful in emergency or life-hazardous situation. It provides immediate aid to the victim. The supplier should have to read the instructions carefully, finely mentioned on the kit. If anybody doesn’t have the package or unaware of his allergic reaction, they can use antihistamines or cortisone (cream or lotion) so that it can prevent the action of histamines. It can be tackled superiorly even at home. Some home remedies are given below that treat bee sting instantly and in a better way.

Baking Soda

baking soda

It is readily available at medical stores. It has antacids which can help in neutralizing the toxic or acidic venom and provide relief by reducing the pain, itching, and swelling.

How to use it:-

So, prepare a thick paste of baking soda by adding one tablespoon of baking soda and little amount of water. Apply it on the affected area (cover it with a bandage if required) for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it with lukewarm water. You can use it many times a day until it’s needed.



Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar counteracts the acid present in the venom and mitigate pain by removing the itching and swelling. Always use raw and unfiltered vinegar to apply it to bite directly.

How to use it:-

Grab a cotton ball or soft cloth and soak it in vinegar. Smear it on prick gently and keep it for up to 15 minutes. You will see the results shortly.

Apply Ice


To get immediate relief from many symptoms, use an ice cube. It eases the pain, prevents itching and swelling rapidly by making your skin insensitive.

How to use it:-

Wrap the ice cube in a cotton cloth and rub it on pierce softly for 10-15 minutes. Never put the ice directly on the bite because it can cause frostbite. You can also use the cold water bottle or sharp utensils in place of ice.



Applying honey is the best home remedy to get rid of ache, swelling and burning swiftly. It is readily available in almost every confectionary shop and pharmacy. It has antibiotic properties which intercept infection from spreading all over the body and dilute the venom that subsists formic or methanoic acid.

How to use it:-

Smear pure and a little honey of exceptional quality on the wound for the time it gets dried. Then wash it with lukewarm water. You can also blend turmeric into honey to make it more efficient. Use it daily for a few times until you get free from such severe symptoms.


lemon juice

Its nature is soothing which assist in adverse effects of a bee sting. It offsets the unfavorable impact of the poison.

How to use it:-

Take a fresh lemon and cut it into two equal slices and squeeze the juice as much you can. Apply the juice on the affected area many times in a day. You can use the bottled lemon juice, but fresh lemon juice is much better to have rapid results. You can also rub lemon slices instead of using lemon juice.



It can be a little unusual, but probably, it is very beneficial for a victim. It helps to dry out the venom and neutralize it because it has glycerin and is soluble. Put a blob of toothpaste on prick for some time. It will be useful if you apply it on a daily basis.


mustard seeds

It has been used for a very long time for many medical purposes and mainly for a bee sting, allergic reactions, and other insect bites. It has a protective emetic quality that stops toxic to spread in the body. It has antibacterial properties that prevent you from infection.

How to use it:-

You can use mustard powder or oil to cure your wound. However, you can use it frequently because most insects stay away from its thick smell and it is also beneficial for your skin.


unripe papaya fruit

It has a lot of healing properties. It is rich in antioxidants and has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, abortifacient, antimicrobial and purgative properties that are extremely helpful and consumption of it removes all toxic components from your body.

How to use it:-

You can use raw papaya milk or papaya’s leaves to treat your prick (bee sting). But always be aware of using papaya because it has “chitinase” to which some people may be allergic.



It is one of the most common healing herbs. It has excellent antibiotic properties, or we can say it beats mostly antibiotics. It recommends highly for removing body toxin because it has components like allicin and selenium.

How to use it:-

You can take it in sufficient amount in your daily diet. It also boosts your immune system to fight against for body healthiness. Use 1-2 cloves of garlic and grind them to make a paste. Apply one piece of garlic, and it will result in you without taking the time. You can also prepare a dough by mixing coconut or olive oil in it to make it more tranquilize.

All are genuinely thoughtful remedies to cure bee sting. But one should always be aware of such insects. People should cover themselves while going outdoors in such weather. Mainly, people should go for a test so that they know better what things are favorable or unfavorable. To know about hypersensitivity by venom, the physician takes a blood sample and tests it on. It determines your sensitivity level. It is known as a ‘Radioallergosorbent” or RAST. Everyone should prefer it because such insects cause a life-threatening effect. For savior conditions you must visit your doctor.

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