Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Insect Stings

Insect Stings

Most bites and stings from common insects are harmless and will heal on their own. Some bites and stings, like those from fire ants, wasps, hornets, and bees, may cause intense pain or even an allergic reaction. If you are stung by a scorpion or a poisonous spider then you need to see a doctor right away.

Some insect bites may spread illnesses, including Zika virus and West Nile virus (both transmitted by mosquito), Lyme disease (from a black-legged tick), Rocky Mountain spotted fever (from a dog or wood tick), or Chagas disease(from kissing bugs).


Wash the area  Popularity: 116  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Remove the sting  Popularity: 111  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Apply cold compress  Popularity: 65  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Apply ice pack  Popularity: 56  Effectiveness: 4.2  
Apply baking soda  Popularity: 46  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Apply crushed garlic  Popularity: 26  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Rub with banana peel  Popularity: 18  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Take and apply basil juice  Popularity: 16  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply onion  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Apply cucumber  Popularity: 7  Effectiveness: 2.8  
Apply cilantro  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Apply neem  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Apply sandalwood and turmeric  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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