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Though sprains can be painful, they are usually minor and can be easily treated without medical intervention.

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To treat a bee sting: If itching and swelling are severe, taking an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl may bring relief.

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Wasp and Bee Stings: Garlic acts as a pain relief for insect stings. For this home remedy crush a clove of garlic and slather it on the sting.

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Vinegar may also help neutralize bee venom. Soak the sting site in a basin of apple cider vinegar for at least 15 minutes.

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To treat a bee sting this way, make a solution of one-part meat tenderizer and four-parts water. Apply to the sting site for up to 30 minutes.

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To treat Wasp, Hornet and Bee Stings: Another vegetable which is great for treating insect stings is onions.

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Ice is a great way to help reduce the swelling from a wasp sting, the cold temperature slows down the blood flow to the insect sting.

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For Heat Exhaustion: Make sure to monitor symptoms to ensure heat exhaustion does not turn into heat stroke.

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Heat Exhaustion: Get out of the heat immediately and lay down with feet and legs elevated. Replenish fluids and place a cool cloth on the forehead.

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For Sprained Ligaments: Use compression at regular intervals throughout the day and elevate the injured limb above your heart to reduce swelling.

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To treat bee stings with honey, apply a small amount to the affected area. Cover with a loose bandage and leave on for up to an hour.

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A popular home remedy for reducing the pain and swelling of a bee sting is to apply a wet aspirin or aspirin paste to the sting site.

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A paste made of baking soda and water can help neutralize bee venom to reduce pain, itching, and swelling.

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For Scrapes: Clean the scrape with water, but avoid getting soap in an open wound. Apply an antibiotic like Neosporin and cover with a bandage

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To treat a bee sting: An enzyme in meat tenderizer called papain is also believed to help break down the protein that causes pain and itching.

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Home remedies for bee stings: Honey may help with wound healing, pain, and itching.

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For Heat Exhaustion: Seek immediate medical attention if fainting, confusion, or high fever occurs.

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To treat a bee sting: Anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or Advil. You can treat itching and redness with hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion.

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Calendula cream is an antiseptic used to heal minor wounds and ease skin irritation. Apply it directly to the sting site and cover with a bandage.

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Witch hazel is a tried-and-true herbal remedy for insect bites and bee stings. It can help reduce inflammation, pain, and itching.