Friday, August 13, 2010

I'll Have Some HONEY With That

This morning Lula came up for some loving, so I sat down on the porch and put my arm around her back. And instantly felt a sharp pain - a wasp sting. Sure enough, there was a wasp crawling around in her fur. Yikes! I've been developing an allergy to wasps, so I quickly went inside and slathered honey on the sting, the taped a cotton round over the area to keep all that honey in there.

The pain started diffusing instantly, and after a few minutes I could barely feel it. For the first time I did not take any antihistamine - I wanted to see if the honey would be enough. It's been over an hour, and no ill affects. I get the occasional twinge from the site, but it doesn't hurt, I don't feel bad, it isn't swelling.

Love that honey.


TJ said...

This is the first time I had heard about using honey. I'm glad it worked for you.

Judy said...

Honey is a great healer. It stops infections, cleans out wounds, makes things feel better. The area around the sting is a bit red, but my arm didn't swell up and I didn't have any of the other problems I've had in the past with bee stings. Hooray for honey!

Mokihana said...

I'm glad you thought of honey! We used to keep bees and always used it on the few stings we got. Meat tenderizer is good too, but not as good as honey!