Bee Sting First Aid Treatment

Bee stings are painful and to those allergic to the venom they can be life threatening.

If there is no allergy involved, bee sting first aid is relatively simple.

  • check for a stinger and remove if there is one with tweezers or your fingers
  • common reactions are redness, swelling and pain
  • use an ice pack or compress for the swelling and pain
  • use a pain relief medicine if the symptoms persist
  • Symptoms of bee stings should go away quickly. Swelling and itching may last more than a day though.

    Swelling hands

    If any member of your family is allergic to bee stings an Epi-pen can be a lifesaver and antihistamines can help to slow down an anaphylactic reaction.

    Get to the nearest emergency facility as soon as possible if the person has been stung inside the mouth or nose, if they have been stung a number of times or if they are allergic.

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