Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Natural Remedies: Stings & Burns

Bee Stings

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Home Remedies: always remove the stinger first and clean the area
§  BAKING SODA: If stung by a normal bee (which is an acidic sting), apply a paste of baking soda mixed with water on the sting.
§  VINEGAR: If stung by a wasp (an alkaline sting), apply vinegar on the sting.
§  HONEY: When stung, rub honey on the sting.  This will calm the pain, as well as cleanse the wound and draw poison out.
§  TOOTHPASTE: Smear toothpaste on a sting to neutralize the pain.
§  MEAT TENDERIZER: Smear a meat tenderizer paste (mix with water) on to the sting.  Tenderizer contains papain which breaks up the proteins of bee sting venom.
§  ICE: Ice the sting to numb the pain and reduce the swelling.
§  ONION: Lay a fresh slice of onion on the sting.


Home Remedies: always run under water first.  If a first degree burn immediately seek medical attention.
§  ALOE VERA: Smear aloe on burn to relieve pain and help heal quickly.
§  LAVENDAR OIL: Rub lavender oil on burn to minimize pain, as well as speed up the healing process.
§  OLIVE OIL: Pour olive oil over the burn to quickly stop the burning process, as well as cool the burn thereby relieving the pain.
§  HONEY: Smear honey over the burn to reduce the pain, as well as speed the healing process.
§  POTATO: Slice thin slices of potatoes and place on a fresh burn.  Tie with cloth in order to keep them on the burn.  Will reduce the burn pain.
§  VITAMINS: Increase vitamins A, C, and E in order to speed healing process and minimize scarring.  Vitamin E oil should also be placed on the burn.

PLEASE NOTE: These are only natural home remedies that no professional has reviewed or written.  This is not to take the place of professional medical advice, it is merely to aid you at home.  If you are concerned, it is best to call your doctor and follow instructions given by him/her.

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