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Bee stings(7 posts)

Bee stingsIFTreedog
May 5, 2003 9:18 AM
Three times now I pass this big bunch of chamomille and other plants and the bees get me. They slam into my face, fall into my lap and two have stung the tops of my thighs. One got me in the armpit. Painful at first, then the itching and swelling begins, until like now I have a four-inch red circle with a hard, raised quarter-sized lump in the middle.

I fear worse...what if one gets me in the gonads?
Anti-venom vials at Walmart, orcoonass
May 5, 2003 4:07 PM
a) Baking soda mixed w/water to form a thick paste; apply to the sting and it will take away any swelling from bee or wasp stings.
b) About 1/2" of cigarette tobacco placed in the lower lip and moistened w/salava to make a 'chew' will also react same as baking soda to prevent swelling. (this is obviously a non-biking remedy, but handy for those picnics, etc. :)
c) Drive over to the Plants, along with some Ortho 'Bee Eliminator' may solve the problem.
d) Changing your route for the next 2 months will definitely be a plus.
Thanks for the reminder....
Big bucket of Roundup on their feeding area....- nmfiltersweep
May 5, 2003 5:43 PM
Benadryl in Seat Packjamesau
May 5, 2003 5:59 PM
Have been carrying Topic ever since a friend made an unexpected visit to the emergency room after a sting
not sure what "Topic" is, butJS Haiku Shop
May 6, 2003 5:03 AM
if your friend went to the ER, benadryl is not going to solve his or your problem. same experience--2 ER visits last 3 years. allergic to bee or wasp (not sure which, never catch 'em), have severe reaction pretty fast. i carry epi injectors now; have only had one occasion to use.

if you're allergic and don't know it, you'll be lucky if you're stung in a situation to get emergent treatment. get tested--we all should, if we spend as much time outside as road/mtb riding necessitate. this *is* a matter of life/death.
"Topic" is...jamesau
May 6, 2003 9:22 AM
"Benadryl in Seatpack". This is a habit from writing emails with some detail in the subject line (or in this case, topic line). Rather than retype the subject line in the body of the message, I refer to it. Sorry for the confusion.

My friend now carries an epi pen; that was her first adverse response. At her ER admission, the nursed smirked at the Baking Soda salve I'd applied and remarked that Benadryl was a much more effective first response.

Jim
thanksJS Haiku Shop
May 7, 2003 6:18 AM
good deal. yep, i carry 2 pens and a few benadryl. it's really a show stopper, too. :(