Handling a bee or wasp sting

Some bees leave stingers, and others don’t. The first step is to remove any stinger that may be left in the skin as its continuing to pump venom.
Next, follow these steps.

Use soap and water to wash the affected bee or wasp sting area. Much of the bee or wasp venom is
sitting on the surface of the skin. You can lessen the impact by washing it off.

It’s normal for the area to swell and become red with inflammation after a bee or wasp sting. Apply a cold compress to the area to help reduce swelling.
Hydrocortisone cream is an excellent remedy to help take the itch from a bee or wasp sting away and increase healing time. You can cover it with a bandage after you have applied the cream.

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