Win a copy of The Tourist Trail this week in the Writing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

wasp stings

 
Posts: 145
Location: New Zealand
7
hugelkultur purity forest garden books cooking woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi what can I do to ease the itching from many wasp stings? The burning has stopped but now my skin is crawling
 
gardener
Posts: 1870
Location: Just northwest of Austin, TX
244
forest garden urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
How many is many? Itching sounds like an allergic reaction to me and I'd be reaching for an antihistamine (I've a niece with these kinds of allergies). I don't know of any natural antihistamines, but hopefully someone else here does.
 
Drew Moffatt
Posts: 145
Location: New Zealand
7
hugelkultur purity forest garden books cooking woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I got stung over 36 hours ago so have had all the stuff they give you at ED and I'm taking extra antihistamines too. 60+ stings all head neck and shoulders and some very sore muscles where they got stuck right into them. I just hoped for something topical to stop the itching?
 
Casie Becker
gardener
Posts: 1870
Location: Just northwest of Austin, TX
244
forest garden urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Cold compresses/ice would be my next line of defense, then. Sorry I don't have better suggestions. I hardly react to stings at all.

I'm glad you've already seen a doctor with an attack like that.
 
garden master
Posts: 2035
Location: Officially Zone 7b, according to personal obsevations I live in 7a, SW Tennessee
639
forest garden foraging books food preservation cooking fiber arts bee medical herbs
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Try a topical antihistamine creme. Or make a paste of baking soda and water.
 
Come have lunch with me Arthur. Adventure will follow. This tiny ad:
September-October Homestead Skills Jamboree 2019
https://permies.com/wiki/118704/permaculture-projects/September-October-Homestead-Skills-Jamboree
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!