Couldn't really find anything that's related to this via Google search other than a "Stinging" effect from other ailments. I'd guess its nothing more than a small % of hydrocortisone ointment. My experience with it gives only very temporary relief from itching. Most of us have to endure the stings for our bodies to "Get Used To It" or go to the Doctor. Much like poision Ivy. First times the worst, re-exposure is milder every time until just a rash.
Cut an onion in half and put the cut side on the sting (after removing the stinger of course). This is an old family remedy. I have found it works well. You can call this an old wives if you want, but I have used on my grandkids who were to young to know what a wives tail is. When you put it on a screaming kid, they stop right away. I don't know why it works, but it works and it works quickly too. We have used it for yellow jacket and honey bee stings.
toothpaste with baking soda is a good one for me. Keep a tube in your kit, also I have some antihistamine such as Benadryl gell handy. The gell is good for the kids/friends
Yes some of the commercial sting products do really work, and will work better than toothpaste - but generaly they are also just an anthistamie type product - so if benadryl is good enough for me - then why spend more?
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