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Old 08-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Bee and Hornet Sting

Don't quote me on this, I thought this was an interesting e-mail;

A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate enough to get stung by both
a bee and a hornet while in the garden.


My arm swelled up, so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave me
cream and an antihistamine. The next day the swelling was getting
progressively worse so off to my regular doctor I went.

Infected arm - needed an antibiotic. What was interesting is what
the Dr. told me. The next time you get stung put a penny on the bite for
15 minutes. I thought, wow next time (if there ever is one) I will try
it.

Well 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. Taped a penny to her arm for 15
minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a bite. Wow were we
surprised.
Well guess what happened again on Saturday night. I was helping
my sister deadhead her flowers and guess what? You are right I got
stung again two times by a hornet on my left hand. Was I ticked. I thought,
here I go again having to go to the doctor for yet another antibiotic.

Well I promptly went into the house, again got my money out, and
taped two pennies to my bites and 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. The next morning I could only see the spot where he had stung me. No redness, no swelling. Just wanted to share the marvelous information in case any of you are experiencing the same problem at home. We need to have a stock of pennies on hand at school and at home.

The Dr. said somehow the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. I
would never had believed it. But it definitely does work.

So remember this little bit of wisdom and pass it on to your
friends, children, grandchildren-everyone.....

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Good luck finding a penny with copper in it.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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Does it work on chigger bites? (If it does, I'll be so weighted down with pennies it won't be funny.)

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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When I was young and got bee stung I would run to Granny Cecil. She used Tubrose snuff and she would reach into her cheek and put snuff on the bee sting after removing the stinger with her thumb nail. She would dob on the snuff and give me a pat on the butt and tell me to be more careful. It worked wonderfully and that was all we had back then for bee stings. Not many use Tube Rose snuff anymore..... I will remember the ''penny thing''.
One more hint. If you are at the beach and you or someone gets stung by a jelly fish just take a cloth and ''pee on it'' and put it on the jelly fish sting area. The ammonia in your ''pee'' will stop the sting of the jelly fish. One year I did this for a lovely young lady that got stung and it worked fine. She asked what that warm stuff was that I put on her leg and when I told her, she went and washed it off......... such is life .........
ten cents if you use my idea and you can pay me when you see me ......cj...

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:44 PM   #5
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Your sick!!!!!!
But I love it.
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Get some Chigarid from the drugstore. It helps. Got me itching just thinking about them.
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Hmm

Hmm, a penny for 15 minutes. Wonder if I could save some time and use a dime for a minute and a half??
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