First Aid To Treat A Sting

1- Remove the stinger

Remove the stinger as soon as you can.

2- Wash

Wash the sting area with soap and water.

3- Avoid scratching

Avoid scratching the area or bursting any blisters, to reduce the risk of infection.

4- Apply ice

Apply ice to relieve pain and ease swelling.

5- Raise the affected area

Raise or elevate the affected area if possible to reduce swelling.


"First Aids to Treat a Sting." Treating Insect Bites and Stings. N.p., July 2016. Web. Aug. 2016.