In spring and summer colorful and blooming flowers are a magnet for bees. But what to do if a bee stings you? Check out our expert recommendations:
- Most often the bees hang around bloom and highly aromatic plants, and around people dressed in more saturated colors. They consider jerky movements as a form of attack, so the insects quickly react and strike back. Jerky movements are inefficient in cleaning carpets too.
- Bees are considered more dangerous than wasps, because they leave their sting and then they die. Their stinger has attached bag with poison. If you start to pull the stinger sharply, this bag will release more poison and becomes dangerous. The most frightening sting is in the area of the mouth and the nose, because breathing can be blocked. So when in summer you drink from a bottle or a fountain outdoors, always check and look for bees.
- Bee stings can be life-threatening if the person is allergic. Moreover, doctors say that allergy to bees may be acquired over time without the real patient to understand. Therefore you should be always prepared and know how to act if you get stung by bees.
- How to treat the stung site? In nature there are several natural medicines that can treat the stung place, so to avoid receiving edema, remove redness and reduce pain, if any. If you get stung by bee, seek clove of garlic. Cut it in two and with one of the halves rub the sting site. The other option is to use lemon juice to deal with swelling and redness. It has been found that vitamin C has anti-allergic properties. Tell that to your maid, if you know that she’s allergic.
- Tested remedy for bee sting is the imposition of the place with cold compress to cool and relieve wound.
If you’re allergic, doctors recommend that you bring your antiallergic remedy purchased from the pharmacy in your purse.