Wasp stings: how to relieve them?
It’s the same every summer, wasps invade the gardens and are responsible for many ruined outdoor breakfasts. They attack sight and sometimes sting mercilessly. If by misfortune you get bitten, put aside chemicals and creams of all kinds and fall back on natural remedies. Essential oils, vinegar, garlic… will be your best allies to reduce pain.
1- Heat to soothe the pain
A good tip to know, the heat released by the hairdryer neutralizes the pain of the venom. Blow the air in the direction of the bite, but be careful not to burn your skin.
2- Garlic and onion
The enzymes contained in garlic and onion help fight the pain of a wasp sting. Crush some garlic or a bit of onion then rub on the affected area.
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which has the power to neutralize wasp venom. Papain is also renowned for its healing properties. Just cut a slice and place it on the wound. You can also hold it in place with a bandage for about an hour. Without over-tightening of course.
4- Lavender essential oil
In addition to having the power to repel wasps, lavender has antiseptic and calming properties. Simply massage a few drops onto the sting.
5- Tea tree essential oil
Similar to lavender essential oil, tea tree oil or tea tree oil, helps to deflate the stung area but also to relieve. Apply a drop to the affected area and repeat the operation every three minutes until you notice a clear improvement in pain.
Apply a little honey on the painful area, massaging a little to calm the pain. Honey has very powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
lemon To neutralize a wasp sting it is advisable to put lemon on it. Unlike the bee sting which is acidic, the wasp sting is alkaline. In a glass, dilute vinegar or fresh lemon juice in a glass of water and dab the mixture on the bite. Avoid rubbing or pressing too hard, however.
Between picnics outdoors, outdoor walks, and weekends in the countryside, wasp stings during the summer period quickly arrived. Few of us appreciate them, many fear them. The reaction is therefore often the same: we try to scare them away with large gestures or with everything we have at hand. Result: the beast gets angry and ends up sticking its stinger on a patch of skin. And there it stings, literally. If you get bitten and are allergic to it, contact a doctor or emergency room directly. For the others, there are techniques of grandmother, tested and approved, to calm the pain caused by the venom.