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Best way to stop stinging ftom stinging nettle stings?

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Tortoise Sat 28-May-11 20:33:28

Walked across a field just now. Carried dd1 over a patch of stinging nettles. Slipped and put hand in the nettles and dd1s leg is badly stung too. Is there anything that will help with the stinging pain. OMG they hurt. Am at home so no dock leaves!

DietCokeRules Sat 28-May-11 20:47:29

Think Wasp-eze is meant to help with nettle stings (tho never tried it so not sure how useful that is!?!)

Tortoise Sat 28-May-11 20:56:20

Don't have any sad.
Currently trying baking powder. Salon caused extreme stinging! Sting relief stuff didn't help either! Dd1 had a quick bath too. Trying everything I can.

Meglet Sat 28-May-11 21:00:39

yoghurt, or failing that fromage frais?

I'm thinking that if they cool down spicy food they might work on stings confused.

mercibucket Sat 28-May-11 21:01:42

got any lavender oil? thats good

Tortoise Sat 28-May-11 21:05:45

Got fromage frais, worth a try. Baking powder has eased it a little. My hand is bad enough but must be worse on DDs leg.

ginmakesitallok Sat 28-May-11 21:06:43

My gran used to put vinegar on our nettle stings?

foxinsocks Sat 28-May-11 21:07:14


BilboBloggins Sat 28-May-11 21:07:17

Find a dock leaf and rub it on the sting. They usually grow near the nettles - really works.

Beamur Sat 28-May-11 21:08:51

Baking powder best if no specific medicines to hand.
I've got some spray on stuff which is good and means you don't have to touch the sore bits either.
Stock up on some for next time! Hope she's ok now.

Tortoise Sat 28-May-11 21:12:52

Can't go out to find dock leaf. Just me an dd1 and dd2.
Given calpol as she is saying it really hurts. I know the feeling! Mine is stinging like buggery!

SardineJam Sat 28-May-11 21:31:30

Rub spit on it, bit gross but happened to ds and we were miles from anywhere but it works somehow. Works with mosquito bites too!

NomadInNowhere Sat 28-May-11 21:33:20

We always used to use Dock leaves. (you know those very big green leaves,a bit furry? )

NomadInNowhere Sat 28-May-11 21:33:59

sorry already been said!

Tortoise Sat 28-May-11 21:36:43

Thanks. Spit does ease stings for a bit but not long enough. I always tell dc to spit on it! Think this time it us just too many stings in one area.
My hand is stinging but a lot less than before and dd1 has calmed down too.

thriceaaka Sat 28-May-11 21:37:36

Agree about dock leaves. Crush it up and rub the juice on the stings. Been doing since I was a kid.

Tortoise Sun 29-May-11 08:58:21

And its still stinging! Only mildly but its unpleasant!

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