Bee stings are treatable with simple household products such as using tweezers to remove the stinger, icing the area to reduce swelling and using over-the-counter medicine to treat pain, states WebMD. There are a few thi... More »

To treat bee stings at home, remove the stinger if it is still inside the wound, control swelling and treat symptoms from the bee sting using over-the-counter medications, according to WebMD. Follow up by keeping the aff... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

After removing the stinger, washing the afflicted area with soap and applying ice to the wound are the first home remedies to try for yellow jack stings, states WebMD. Applying a solution of baking soda and water can als... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Bee stingers left in place continue to inject more venom into the sting, causing more swelling and additional pain. While conventional wisdom recommended scraping the stinger away using the edge of a credit card or other... More »

Toothpaste eases the pain in a bee sting because the glycerin dries up the venom latent inside the area of the sting. Combining toothpaste with ice on the area around the sting eases the pain for many people after about ... More »

To relieve the discomfort of a bee sting, apply cool compresses to the affected area and take over-the-counter pain medication, advises WebMD. Be sure to remove the stinger from the wound site, if necessary. More »

Individuals who are bitten by a household cockroach, which is an insect, should treat the bite area by washing with water and soap and placing an ice pack or cold compress on the bite for at least 10 minutes to reduce sw... More »