Inevitably this summer, someone will encounter a bee in the wading pool, forget to re-apply sunscreen, or tramp through the wrong part of the forest.
We all know to have ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, lotions and antihistamines ready. But a treasure trove of quick-acting treatment options is right in the kitchen.
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A bee stings once, but leaves its stinger behind. Remove the stinger as quickly as possible. Wasps and hornets do not leave their stingers behind and may sting multiple times, so leave the area before starting treatment.
Make a thick paste using water and one of the following ingredients. Apply directly to the wound and leave on for about 20 minutes.
Or try one of these plant-based items: