How To Stop A Wasp Sting From Hurting

v A wasp sting can leave you wanting to curl up in a ball until the pain goes away. Wasps, hornets and bees, oh my! There are ways to ease the pain of being stung, ones that do not include gluing the stinger in place or shaving the area. But we will get to that later. Let’s start with stopping that pain from becoming unbearable immediately after being stung. When a wasp stings you, it injects its venom under your skin. This venom transports chemicals to your body that begin a process known as histamine release. This is essentially what causes the dreaded ‘sting-pain’ reaction, also causing you to swell and become slightly red around the area of injection. The degree of pain can vary from individual to individual, but can be quite severe in some cases. Here are some natural ways to stop a wasp sting from hurting; Sometimes the most challenging thing about wasp stings is just knowing how to stop it from hurting. So whether you’ve been stung or are dealing with a friend that has, here’s a list of some quick tips that can help you on your journey to stopping wasp sting pain.

How To Stop A Wasp Sting From Hurting


Getting stung by a wasp is never fun, and it always hurts. But there are remedies you can use to help soothe the pain of a wasp sting. So if you get stung, follow these steps for stopping the pain:

Remove the stinger.

Once you’ve been stung and are in the process of extracting the stinger, please keep in mind that:

  • Don’t squeeze the stinger. You’ll only force more venom into your skin.
  • Don’t use your fingers or hands to remove it because they’re more likely to get bitten by other wasps nearby—and don’t forget, there’s still venom attached to the stinger! (They really do love us.)
  • Don’t use teeth or fingernails either, because those are also body parts that can be used for getting other things done besides removing wasp stingers from your body. And honestly? Why would you want to hurt yourself even more than you already have been? Just think about how much time you could save when something went wrong if all this wasn’t happening right now!

Use ice.

While ice is not a guaranteed way to stop a wasp sting from hurting, it can help reduce swelling and inflammation. Ice can also help reduce pain and the risk of infection.

Immediately apply ice to the area of the sting, which will help constrict blood vessels and decrease swelling. If you don’t have an ice pack handy, grab an unopened bag of frozen vegetables and place it on your arm for about 10 minutes; this will do the trick just as well!

You should only use ice for 20 minutes at most—any longer could cause frostbite in more sensitive areas like fingers or toes. After that time period has passed, loosen any tight clothing around where you were stung so that cool air can circulate into this area without causing further discomfort (i.e., tightness).

Baking soda can be used to neutralize the venom in a wasp sting.

Baking soda is a mild antacid and can help neutralize the venom in a wasp sting. To use baking soda to relieve your discomfort, mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Apply this mixture to the affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Repeat as needed until you feel better, but try not to exceed three applications per day as excessive exposure could result in an alkaline imbalance that could harm your skin further.

Honey is great for soothing the pain of a wasp sting.

It is well-known that honey is an excellent natural remedy. It’s also known to be a powerful analgesic, antihistamine and antibiotic.

If you’re looking for a natural way to reduce the pain of wasp stings, consider opting for some honey!

Lemon juice can be used to stop the swelling and redness of a wasp sting.

Lemon juice is a great remedy for wasp stings.

  • It’s a natural astringent, which means it tightens the skin. This helps to reduce swelling and redness.
  • If you’re already itching from the sting, lemon juice can also help relieve that annoying itchiness by drying up any excess moisture on your skin.
  • Finally, lemon juice has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain caused by stings.

Witch hazel can help protect against infection.

Witch hazel can help protect against infection. It can be applied directly to the sting, or to the skin around it, as a preventative measure. This is one of the best ways to reduce pain and swelling associated with wasp stings, so if you’re going through this situation right now I recommend grabbing some witch hazel and applying it right away!

Applying one of these remedies will soothe your pain and help you heal

If your wasp sting is causing pain and swelling, try one of these remedies for relief:

  • Use a cold compress. Apply an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables to the area for 15 minutes at a time, several times each day until symptoms fade.
  • Apply topical cream. Cortisone creams are available by prescription and can be used on all types of skin except those that are infected. They reduce itching and swelling while helping the body repair itself more quickly than it would otherwise—a process called “accelerated healing response.” If you have sensitive skin, apply the cortisone to areas away from your face so that you won’t experience any discomfort or irritation due to possible side effects like redness or peeling around your mouth or eyes. Be sure not to get it in your eyes either!


If you are stung by a wasp, don’t panic. It is best to remove the stinger and apply ice to the affected area. But don’t worry if you can’t do that or if it doesn’t work—there are plenty of home remedies that will help soothe your pain and heal your skin quickly!

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