Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sam's Mum Says:

BEE STING CURE (no joke)

No harm trying out this home remedy for a bee sting.

Bee/Hornet Cure:

A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate to get stung by both a bee
and hornet while working in the garden. My arm swelled so off to the
doctor I went. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine.

Next day the swelling got progressively worse so off to my regular
doctor I went...infected arm needed an antibiotic.

** The interesting thing is what the Doctor told me...

"Next time you get stung put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes."

That night my niece got stung by two bees. When she came over to swim
I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell. So off I
went to get my money and taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes.
Next morning, there was no sign of a bite. We were very surprised
but figured perhaps she just wasn't allergic to the sting.

Then guess what? I got stung again by a hornet twice on my left hand.
I was distressed thinking I would have to go to the doctor for yet
more antibiotics.

I promptly went into the house, got my money out and taped two
pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny
took the string out of the bite immediately. I still wasn't sure what
was going to happen.

In the meantime the hornets were attacking my niece and she got stung
on the thumb. Out came another penny. The next morning I could only
see a micro spot where I had been redness, no swelling. I
went to see my niece and hers was the same. I couldn't even see where
she got stung!

The Doctor said that somehow the copper in the penny counteracts the
bite. I would never have believed it. But it DEFINITELY WORKED !

So remember this little bit of wisdom, keep a stock of pennies on
hand at school and at home and pass this on.

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