Top Home Remedies for Yellow Jackets Stings

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Top Home Remedies for Yellow Jackets Stings

A yellow jacket is a name used to describe a kind of a predatory wasp. Commonly, they have yellow and black stripes on their body. It is said that these bees sting other species only when they are threatened. Most people find it painful when being stung but it may be temporary. However, this may trigger some serious matters in a few cases.

What are the symptoms of yellow jacket stings?

Normally, if you are stung by yellow jackets, this may lead some discomforts, redness, pain or even allergies. Those symptoms may disappear after a few days without medical treatments. However, once you get many stings triggered by yellow jackets, you must concern about it. Here are some symptoms in which your matter would be much worse:

  • Wheezing
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Difficulties in breathing
  • Swallowing troubles
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Hives

You should visit your doctor to get the best advice if these symptoms are served. However, you can also follow some home remedies combined with medicine guide to lessen your pain sooner. This article will suggest some of them:

Home Remedies for Yellow Jackets Stings

1. Cold Compresses

The very first one in this list is cold compress. Thanks to its abilities in numbing the nerves then prevent the inflammation as well as swelling, a cold compress is advised to use initially once you are stung by yellow jackets.

How to apply:

  • Prepare some ice, a bowl of cold water and a piece of cloth
  • Put some ice in the bowl
  • Dip the cloth into this bowl then wring out the excess water
  • Use this cloth to apply to the affected areas
  • Leave it for 10 minutes
  • Repeat this a few times a day

2. Honey

The second ingredient in this list is honey

For long, honey has been considered as an amazing ingredient for many health benefits. Honey contains some enzymes which are useful in eliminating swelling and pain. Moreover, honey can inhibit infection and inflammation due to its antibacterial qualities.

How to apply:

  • Prepare some organic honey
  • Apply on the affected areas
  • Let it dry in 10 minutes
  • Wash it off with water
  • Do this several times a day
  • Alternatively, mix a paste with turmeric and honey then apply on the affected areas.  

3. Vinegar

The next remedy is vinegar.

You should come up with vinegar right when you get some stings. Due to the acetic acid in its content, vinegar can work to reduce inflammation and eliminate the pain. You should use apple cider vinegar for the best results.

How to apply:

  • Prepare some apple cider vinegar
  • Dip a piece of cloth in this vinegar
  • Apply on the affected areas
  • Leave it for 10 minutes
  • Rinse off with water
  • Perform this a few times a day.

4. Baking soda

It will be a mistake if you dismiss the next remedy. Baking soda is regarded as one of the most effective methods in easing stings caused by yellow jackets. Packed with alkaline quality, baking soda help lessens pain and clear itching.

How to apply:

  • Prepare some baking soda and a bowl of water
  • Add some baking soda into the bowl to make a paste
  • Apply this paste on the affected areas
  • Leave it for 5 minutes
  • Rinse it off with water
  • Do this a few times a day.

5. Plantain

The next one suggested in this article is plantain.

Loading with an abundant amount of healing properties like antibacterial and anti-inflammation qualities in its content, plantain is considered as a safe remedy for yellow jacket stings. These properties support to lessen the symptoms of this matter.

How to apply:

  • Prepare some plantain leaves
  • Extract to get the juice
  • Apply on the affected area
  • Let it dry then rinse off with water
  • Perform this 2-3 times per day.

6. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one the best method in giving you relieves for anal fissures. The water-soluble fiber (or Pectin) property in apple cider vinegar can work as a supporter to enhance the bowel movements.

How to apply:

  • Prepare 1-2 teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar
  • Add some water into this vinegar
  • Consume this daily. You can drop some honey to taste.

7. White toothpaste

It will be a little bit doubtful but it is true that white toothpaste is mentioned in this list. Not only useful for your teeth but white toothpaste is also helpful in giving relieves of yellow jacket stings. White toothpaste helps inhibit the toxin in venom as well as ease the symptoms of stings.

How to apply:

  • Prepare a little white toothpaste
  • Dab on the affected areas
  • Leave it for a while
  • Rinse off with water
  • Repeat several times a day.

Note: You only should use purely white toothpaste for the best results.

8. Ammonia

The last recipe this article will mention is ammonia.

Ammonia is believed to help you get rid of yellow jacket stings thanks to its alkaline properties in the content. These qualities contribute to fight against acidic toxin in the venom and reduce pain caused by stings.

How to apply:

  • Prepare a bowl of ammonia
  • Dip a cotton ball into it
  • Apply on the affected areas
  • Perform it a few times daily.
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