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As much as I try to be careful I still get stung and they still hurt as day one.

So I came across this gizmo, Bite-Away its called, made in Germany and what not. Runs on 2 AA batteries and puts some heat on the sting and you are cured they say.

Did a search here and got nothing. Sounds a bit like snake oil. Anyone use them? Any good?

I have money in the piggy bank to either buy this or a refractometer. Which one will give me most bang for my buck? :)

https://www.bite-away.com/en/index.php
 

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After a couple 100 stings you hardly notice.

I internally apply Beer after a long work out with hives..Seems to ease the aces.

Rolling Rock seems to be the better formula, for stings, for me.

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After a couple 100 stings you hardly notice.

I internally apply Beer after a long work out with hives..Seems to ease the aces.

Rolling Rock seems to be the better formula, for stings, for me.

GG

I can vouch for this method. I have tried it many times and it works well for me too.
 

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Fave- comfrey leaves microwaved in water, then applied on top like a poultice with vet wrap.

But then you could forget the fuss and go right for the beer.
 

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This study says pain was lessened or absent two to ten minutes after treatment with bite away. The pain subsides on its own in that amount of time anyway. Seems like it would take forever to go through any amount of hives if you had to stop and "treat" every sting. But I guess if someone was very sensitive to stings maybe it could help?

I do apitherapy, 8-15 stings on my back every other day. The only thing that I have found that helps any at all is to tap around the sting site. Something about it supposedly disrupts the pain signal in the nerves. Idk it does seem to help but like someone else said you get used to it after awhile.
 

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As much as I try to be careful I still get stung and they still hurt as day one.

So I came across this gizmo, Bite-Away its called, made in Germany and what not. Runs on 2 AA batteries and puts some heat on the sting and you are cured they say.

Did a search here and got nothing. Sounds a bit like snake oil. Anyone use them? Any good?

I have money in the piggy bank to either buy this or a refractometer. Which one will give me most bang for my buck? :)

https://www.bite-away.com/en/index.php

I remember reading somewhere that applying something hot to the sting site will neutralize the venom. I don't think it was about bees, but maybe jellyfish or something. Probably the same concept. You could likely do it easily and far cheaper with really hot water blotted on it, but this might work well in the field. Or just press your smoker to it quickly :)
 

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Don’t know anything about this product, but let me recommend using the weed plantain to treat bee stings. It grows wild around here. Mash a leaf with your fingers or chew it into a pulp, then apply it directly to the sting site. I’m not normally a natural remedy advocate, but it really works to take the pain out of the sting.

Picture attached, assuming I did this right.

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We take one with us camping and only used it on mosquito bites so far which didn’t work particularly well. I think you have to use it as soon as the insect bites.
 

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Don’t know anything about this product, but let me recommend using the weed plantain to treat bee stings. It grows wild around here. Mash a leaf with your fingers or chew it into a pulp, then apply it directly to the sting site. I’m not normally a natural remedy advocate, but it really works to take the pain out of the sting.

Picture attached, assuming I did this right.

This is Plantain also works on stinging nettle stings.
 

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I'd get the refractometer. Hot water, as hot as you can stand it, relieves the itch of poison ivy as good as anything. Probably good for other things too.
 

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Truthfully I don’t even notice the pain from the sting, it’s when my finger swells up like a balloon for a day or two that really gets to me
 

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Identifying plantain:



Lance leafed plantain.



Broadleafed plantain.

Either variety is supposed to work. I have both growing in my yard.
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Nancy Buffington
 

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Not familiar with bite-away but we use peppermint essential oil on the sting as soon as possible after it happens. It seems to neutralize the venom. Pain gone instantly, no itch, no swelling. Works great for us. Get the refractometer!
 

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I have had and have used this “gizmo” for the past three years. I react badly to insect venom — been known to scratch myself bloody in my sleep. Ugh! This works great for me. Usually have to treat multiple times right after the initial sting but there is no swelling and NO persistent itch for the next five days. Totally worth it for me. That being said, you can get the same results by holding a metal spoon over a flame to warm it up (which I used to do but got tired of over hearing and burning myself) and holding it on the affected area. Works for my mosquito bites too.

Guess it all depends on how bad your individual reaction is. Totally worth it for me.
 
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