How to deal with bee
or wasp stings?
Precaution comes first. Stay away from grass thickets
and bushes, where bees and wasps build their ‘homes.’
Shun a beehive or wasps’ nest; Never come close
Wear light-coloured and smooth-surfaced
clothing, because the visual system of a bee or wasp is
highly sensitive to the movement of a dark object across
a light background.
If someone happens to stir a
swarm of bees or wasps and is attacked by them, the only
thing to do is cover the head and neck with his own
clothes and run away in the opposite direction or lie
down right where he is. Never try to fight back, for it
only begets more virulent attacks.
If someone is
unfortunately stung, he should remove the sting with a
needle or tweezers. Do not squeeze or pinch in case the
venom goes into the body. Then, clinse the wound with
liquid ammonia or soda water, or even urine, to
neutralise the toxin. Soak a towel in cold water and put
it on the wound, and pains could be relieved. When all
is done, go to the hospital.