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Toothpaste for Bee Stings

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Toothpaste is one of the easiest to apply and most accessible bee sting home remedies.

Toothpaste remedy for bee stings

Many people believe that you must be very careful not to squeeze the venom sack when removing a bee sting. This is not supported by research. The most important thing is to remove the stinger as quickly as possible by any means. Be careful not to break the stinger and leave it buried in the skin.

Method

  • Remove stinger as soon as possible. A tweezers or something like a credit card that can be used to scrape out the stinger are good tools; a deft pair of fingers may work as well.
  • Treat wound with antibiotic if available.
  • Apply toothpaste directly to bee sting wound.

Why agent works

Many toothpastes contain glycerine which dries out the venom. Toothpaste is an alkaline substance which neutralizes acidic venom.

Precautions

If any rash or skin irritation results, discontinue use immediately.

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