First aid for bee and wasp stings

First aid for bee and wasp stings

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Bees: Remove the sting by scraping it sideways. This reduces the chance of more venom being released. Wipe the affected area clean, then apply a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water to the sting site. Wrap a bag of ice in a towel and hold it over the sting.

Wasps: Daub the sting site with cider vinegar. Wrap a bag of ice in a towel and hold it over the sting.

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