December 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm #31421Matt In OklahomaModerator
Last summer while doing some work I got hit 8-9 times by Yellow Jackets on my hand. The wife put Lavender essential oils on me immediately. The hand began to swell immediately. This had happened to me once before on the other hand. That time the hand swelled up like a cartoon character. This time I was able to control it.
I know many are allergic to stings especially bees.
This is an injury that can be irritating to deadly or in between. Even is it’s in between it can certainly hamper the use of your hand for work or trigger time.
So what measures do y’all take? What items for treatment do you keep on hand? I mainly just did Tylenol and ice afterwards on this one.
December 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm #31423namelusParticipant
Potato fresh cut on sting after stinger removed with credit card edge.
Have bees dont use the hive suit so get hit 20 or so times a yeae, i am not allergic so no big deal.
We have adrenalin to use if there is a need but so.far everyone has been stung once and no super bad reactions.
We did get rid of one hive that was super aggressive.
Bee keeping has huge effect on plants
Type of bees makes huge difference. We got some super bees from professional honey operation. They come out so strong in spring we get williow honey. Average is about 150lb honey per hive and one hive split per year.
December 7, 2020 at 4:08 pm #31439Atypical SapienParticipant
I read in one of the journals Bee Culture or American Bee Journal a few years ago that Ibuprofen affects the bee sting reaction. I found it to be the case for me and stopped taking it for several years while I had my bees. It took about three weeks without ibuprofen for the reaction to be negligible. I usually took a few anti-histamines to reduce the reaction. FWIW: Use a credit card or flat of your knife to scrape the stinger out. If you pull it you can squeeze more venom out of the sack.
I always carry anti-histamines and anti-diarrhea medication while in the woods.
A few years ago I was on the second day of a 4 night backpacking trip with a friend in a fairly remote location and had not seen anyone during the entire trip. He was walking ahead and stirred up a wasp’s nest. They stung me a few times. Friend said that he was glad that I got stung and not him. He was severely allergic and he didn’t have an epipen. The odd thing is that about five minutes later we came upon a new un-used epipen. I’d rather be prepared than count on trail angels.
December 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm #31441namelusParticipant
Yeah trail Angel’s…… it’s not something you want rely on. We have had our doc save more than one life while walking backwoods.
We have a part of a long hiking trail near us that goes through grizzly country with steep terrain and extreme weather….. more than once have found people in rough shape on trail. Many do not heed warnings nor are physically up to the rigors of the trail or the length of it many out of food or not enough water filtration and sick with local bacteria on surface water.
I am concerned with the murder wasps being found near here…. a new wrinkle
December 7, 2020 at 11:52 pm #31444Olivia GreenParticipant
during the summer a few years ago i was stung near the adams apple by a brown & gold stripped wasp/hornet/yellow jacket???
slapped it off, stomped on it, ran into the house..
throat was burning & swelling up.. yikes.
used Sting-Eze Max 2.. benzocaine, pherol, camphor..
within 10 minutes all swelling gone..
it’s hard to find the tubes of it now..
tapped that thing to a card and hung near computer.. HAH on it! olivia
December 8, 2020 at 8:26 am #31445Matt In OklahomaModerator
That’s a tough place to get stung
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