Bee or Wasp Stings

Action Steps

  • Bee stings are acid; neutralize with baking soda.
  • Wasp stings are alkaline; neutralize with vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Apply cold pack.
  • Apply calamine or antihistamine cream.
  • In case of severe swelling, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, or pale gums, transport to clinic immediately. Animals can have anaphylactic reactions similar to humans.