At 25 years old I got my first bee sting. I went out to the garden early on a Sunday morning and was out checking the growth when I took a step a felt a shooting pain on the top of my toe. I looked down just in time to see a bee trying to fly away. With my foot on fire I limped my way inside to the couch, called for my husband (a future doctor) and had him remove the stinger.
After my personal experience I felt like I should better educate myself on bee stings and how to treat them. Here are the 5 main things I’ve learned since my first bee sting.
- Remove Stinger ASAP
- Clean area ASAP
- Elevate ASAP
- Keep Elevated for more than minutes
- Wear closed toe shoes in the garden.
How did I learn these specific things? From my own personal mistakes! Please learn from my bee sting mistakes and do everything you can to avoid the initial sting but if you do end up getting stung, remove stinger, clean area, and keep elevated until swelling goes down! No one plans to get stung so make sure you’re prepared before a bee sting happens to you.