Baking soda is a useful cleaning agent because it can neutralise acidic smells and stains, and this alkaline powder comes in handy when you’ve been stung by a bee for the same reason. Express.co.uk reveals why baking soda helps bee stings and how to use it.
A bee sting can be very painful and can take a few days to heal without treatment.
There are a number of home remedies that will speed up the healing process and reduce swelling, from ice to aloe vera.
Most of these remedies soothe the site but baking soda takes it a step further. Here’s how baking soda helps bee stings.
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Although the baking soda and vinegar methods have worked for many people, medical professionals don’t recommend them because baking soda and vinegar can damage the skin.
If you still want to give the baking soda method a try, make a paste out of baking soda and water in equal parts and smear a thick layer onto the area the bee attacked with a cotton ball.
Cover it with a plaster or bandage and leave the paste to work its magic for about 15 minutes.
Remove the plaster, wipe away the mixture and reapply as needed to keep pain at bay.