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I've just trodden on a bee....

(8 Posts)
Bellie Mon 13-Jun-05 16:16:31

...and been stung on the sole of my foot. That'll teach me for walking around barefoot then
I cannot see any sting in there and have put some witch hazel on - should I be doing anything else??

fastasleep Mon 13-Jun-05 16:17:56

An anti=histamine might help if it's swelling or going red or hurting a lot... just a piriton (sp?) tablet for hayfever should do it, or a cream... all available in the chemist... sounds ouchy!

fastasleep Mon 13-Jun-05 16:18:14

can't type with DS sprawled across me asleep!

beachyhead Mon 13-Jun-05 16:18:54

Take Piriton syrup if you have any and stick an ice block on it......

WigWamBam Mon 13-Jun-05 16:19:12

Take an anti-histimine if you start to get any swelling. You can relieve the pain with bicarbonate of soda made into a paste with a little water.

Bellie Mon 13-Jun-05 16:20:25

thanks - off to search the medicine cabinet for anti-histimine

tortoiseshell Mon 13-Jun-05 16:42:39

The best thing to use is Lasonil cream which you can get from a chemist. Or you could use calamine. You shouldn't need anti-histamine unless you start to get a reaction. Most don't though. Hope it feels better soon.

erinsmom Mon 13-Jun-05 16:46:38

if you have nothing in the cupboard plain old malt vinegar works well ,just soak some cotton wool and apply as a compress

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