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What do you put on a stinging nettle sting?

(10 Posts)
LadyOfWaffle Sun 23-Sep-07 20:57:12

DS fell into a clump today and I had no idea what to do (we were out so had nothing really anyway) but DH thinks there is something you can get for things like that - is there? Thanks x

lulumama Sun 23-Sep-07 20:57:34

a dock leaf, they grow near nettles

coleyboy Sun 23-Sep-07 20:58:18

Dock (sp?) leaves take the sting away. They are usually found growing near stinging nettles.

SaintGeorge Sun 23-Sep-07 20:58:54

Inside of a banana skin also good.

A dose of piriton will help.

MaryBleedinPoppins Sun 23-Sep-07 20:59:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

harleyd Sun 23-Sep-07 20:59:33

what everyone else said, works a treat

Bewilderbeast Sun 23-Sep-07 21:00:18

rub a dock leaf on it and take some piriton

Whooosh Sun 23-Sep-07 21:00:46

Dock leaves definitely.
If too late then bicarb of soda dissolved in water.
Sting should naturally wear off after a couple of hours regardless.

LadyOfWaffle Sun 23-Sep-07 21:28:00

Really? I thought that was a school day myth! He is in bed now, but good to know for next time!

morocco Sun 23-Sep-07 21:46:47

lavender oil, always carry some with me cos you can use it on cuts as well to disinfect

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