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Hack my wasp sting

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 24, 2012 at 5:59 AM

Yesterday I got stung on the lip and now it is twice as big as it should be. Any ideas on how to make the swelling go down? Thanks people.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on July 24, 2012
at 03:38 PM

I, and everyone I've tried this on (including toddlers) have found no sting from direct application of lavender oil. It's the only oil that I would apply to a wound with no carrier. That being said, yeah, if you have very delicate skin (ex if your lips itch even from applying lip balm) you could dilute. I'd recommend jojoba if you have it, or coconut.

B3d2fe57ada4561e36326402b0308bd4

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on July 24, 2012
at 02:16 PM

That will take some skill :)

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on July 24, 2012
at 12:04 PM

Yep yep. I'm having awful reactions to mosquito bites since moving to the east coast, only thing that helps is benadryl. Cetirizine (Zyrtec) if it's really bad.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on July 24, 2012
at 12:02 PM

I'd be hesitant to put straight essential oils on the lip, that skin is already a little delicate and very sensitive even before swelling. Lavender is pretty mild, though, maybe just dilute it a bit with a carrier oil.

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on July 24, 2012
at 11:29 AM

Yes. And if it gets worse, see a doc. If you have bad swelling from bee stings you might want to make sure you're not really allergic.

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:26 AM

Hell yeah on the antihistamine. The swelling is an allergic reaction; use the drugs when they're appropriate.

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on July 24, 2012
at 06:03 AM

Benadryl.......

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on July 24, 2012
at 12:04 PM

Yep yep. I'm having awful reactions to mosquito bites since moving to the east coast, only thing that helps is benadryl. Cetirizine (Zyrtec) if it's really bad.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on July 24, 2012
at 11:29 AM

Yes. And if it gets worse, see a doc. If you have bad swelling from bee stings you might want to make sure you're not really allergic.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on July 24, 2012
at 07:26 AM

Hell yeah on the antihistamine. The swelling is an allergic reaction; use the drugs when they're appropriate.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on July 24, 2012
at 01:04 PM

My wife mixes baking soda with water for a paste that she spreads over the sting. It works quite well. My 3 year old stopped crying almost immediately.

Oh...your looking for something for the day after swelling. Ice pack/Ice cube. Use it for about 20 minutes out of the hour.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on July 24, 2012
at 06:06 AM

For a topical, I use straight up lavender oil. Really brings the inflammation down, and it doesn't burn like other oils or creams.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:38 PM

I, and everyone I've tried this on (including toddlers) have found no sting from direct application of lavender oil. It's the only oil that I would apply to a wound with no carrier. That being said, yeah, if you have very delicate skin (ex if your lips itch even from applying lip balm) you could dilute. I'd recommend jojoba if you have it, or coconut.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on July 24, 2012
at 12:02 PM

I'd be hesitant to put straight essential oils on the lip, that skin is already a little delicate and very sensitive even before swelling. Lavender is pretty mild, though, maybe just dilute it a bit with a carrier oil.

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64242a1130eb51f4852f78beed38b3d5

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on August 03, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Take the tobacco out of a cigar or cigarette. Moisten and apply to sting. It's old school and works.

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Af3e3615beba642bcafd0f21d64d74f7

on July 24, 2012
at 07:08 AM

urine works and is paleo, seriously.

B3d2fe57ada4561e36326402b0308bd4

(55)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:16 PM

That will take some skill :)

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