For normal bee stings without a reaction, home treatment is enough, according to the Mayo Clinic. If a person has received multiple stings or shows an allergy, emergency treatment is necessary. More »

WebMD suggests putting a paste of baking soda and water directly on the sting site. An ice pack can also be applied to relieve pain and swelling. If the site is itchy, calamine lotion may be helpful. More »

Both baking soda and vinegar can provide relief from the sting of a wasp or a bee, but baking soda is the more common remedy. A thick paste of baking soda and water applied directly to the sting can neutralize the sorene... More »

For most people a bee sting results in a red welt, minor swelling and temporary discomfort, according to Mayo Clinic. Minor swelling usually goes away in just a few hours. However, some people have more significant react... More »

Symptoms of a bee sting reaction include swelling, redness, dizziness, nausea and difficulty breathing, according to Mayo Clinic. Mild reactions from a bee sting usually subside within a few hours, while severe reactions... More »

Removing the stinger as soon as possible and applying a cold compress prevents a bee sting from swelling, as stated by Mayo Clinic. Hydrocortisone creams or oral antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, can reduce swelli... More »

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 »