Bee and wasp stings can happen at any time of the year, and you need to be ready. If you get stung by one of these insects, you can relieve the pain with common household supplies.
Specifically, "Ammonia for a bee sting; vinegar for a wasp sting."
This tip comes from Dr. Bill Grierson, professor emeritus at University of Florida on Rules of Thumb. It's old advice (in fact, here's
an article from 1968
recommending ammonia for all stings) that supposedly works
because the insect venom is acidic while ammonia is alkaline
Hopefully you'll be like me this summer and not have a chance to try this out, but just in case it might be a good idea to keep a little ammonia or vinegar around when you're outdoors.
Caring for an Insect Sting
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