Wasp stings are painful and hard to avoid during summer months, however, if you are not allergic to wasps, you can treat a wasp sting at home but, even though you are allergic to wasps, you have to do a few things at home before going to a hospital to alleviate the pain and to keep the situation under control. However, if you are highly allergic to wasps, contact the hospital immediately and make sure you get there as soon as possible. You can take some ice with you on the road to apply it on the area where the wasp stung you to reduce pain and swelling.
Here are some of the best at home first aid for wasp sting tips:
In order to reduce swelling, use ice cubs or an ice pack on the area stung by the wasp. The cold temperature of the ice will slow down the blood flow and it will decrease or allow you to avoid swelling in the first place.
Extra tip: Don’t place ice cubs directly on the affected area, wrap them in a towel or a cloth before applying it to the area.
Wasp and bee stings hurt so much because during a sting the insects insert a small dosage of venom into their victims. The venom is quite acidic so you can reduce the pain if you use alkaline home remedies to neutralize the venom. Baking soda is a great at home first aid for wasp stings because it neutralizes the venom and it reduces the pain and swelling caused by the sting. In order to use baking soda on a sting, you have to create a paste by mixing the baking soda with water. Apply the mixture to the sting and allow it to stay there until your pain and swelling reduce.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Regular Vinegar
Another way to neutralize the venom of bees and wasps is by using apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar on the wasp sting. The acidity of the apple cider vinegar or vinegar neutralizes the venom and reduces the pain and swelling. If you want to use vinegar, don’t apply directly to the area that was stung by a wasp, soak a cotton ball in vinegar and then place the cotton ball on the sting, dubbing gently.
Lemon Juice Or Lemon Slices
In order to treat wasp stings with lemon slices, apply a slice of lemon on the wasp sting. You can also use lemon juice instead of lemon slices if you want. Squeeze a lemon and then dab a cotton ball into the juice. Apply the cotton ball onto the wasp sting. Bottled lemon juice can also be used for wasp stings but the fresh one is definitely better.
Garlic is an amazing at home first aid for numerous types of insect stings including wasp stings because it acts as a helpful natural pain relief. To create the garlic remedy for wasp stings, crush a garlic clove and smear it on the wasp sting. Place a bandage over the wasp sting after you smeared the garlic on the sting and let it work its magic.