What Is a Household Remedy for Hornet Stings?


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Ice is the best treatment for hornet stings because they are deeper than bee or wasp stings, so the sting is harder to treat, states HomeRemediesForYou.com. Ice slows the spread of the venom as well as reduces swelling and pain.

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There are many home remedies suggested for bee stings and wasp bites, but unfortunately, typical home remedies such as toothpaste or tobacco can't remove the sting in the same way, according to HomeRemediesForYou.com.

It is normal to experience some swelling, redness or irritation for as much as a week, but if symptoms persist longer than that, or if the red and swollen area is larger than 3 inches in diameter, it is time to see a doctor, says HomeRemediesForYou.com.

If a bite victim is experiencing facial swelling, nausea, abdominal pain or shock, he may be having a severe reaction and should see a physician, states Mayo Clinic.

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