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Why is it painful when a bee stings you?
because it contains formic acid
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No..that's an old wifes tale. Try some insect bite creams from the RX drug store. Never heard of that. I have heard of making a paste of tenderizer and a small amount… of water to put on a sting. Also baking soda paste. Absolutely! It is not a wife's tale at all. When I was young and we were working out in the woods and got stung, the first thing we did is pee on it. I think it is the amonia in the urine. These other guys that answered are city people. It is country people that know about this home remedy.
Well, wasp sting is more poisonous than bee sting
i believe that the pain caused by a bee sting is caused by a strong acid which is injected by the sting itself. The substance in the toothpaste which causes the pain to …be minimised is not actually an acid, but a base. This substance is most likely sodium bicarbonate, which will neutalise the acid. Conversely wasp stings are caused by a strong alkalai substance and can be neutralised with a strong acid (such as vinegar)
Vinegar would probably have no effect on a bee sting.
Stings from ground bees are not usually serious, and the pain should pass after an hour or two, though the swelling may take a day or two to go completely. If your symptoms ar…e more serious or if the swelling persists, seek medical advice.
Honey badgers do get stung, but they have a coarse coat and a tough skin which bees find difficult to penetrate with their stings.
No, and it would probably do more harm than good!
I've been studying and working with the wool-carder bee for 3 years. Never been stung. Females are very non-aggressive and will usually just try and get out of your way. M…ales are aggressive to other bees, but can't sting you. Very fun bee to watch, so take the time to watch them! Without fear of being stung.
Because the stinger (barb) contains formic acid.
well, i didn't are you allergic to bee's or lots of bees attacked you mabye they stung your cut or scrape or it was a fat mosquito who looked like a bee
I have never been stung by enything but I have heard that bees and wasps stings hurt
B/c the bee, as it stings, injects a venom that the body reacts to.
Bee stings can be very painful. This pain can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the site of the sting. Tylenol can also be taken to reduce pain over time.
Bee sting or Nettle sting contains methanoic acid which causes pain and irritation. When we use a weak base like baking soda on it we get relief.
You could use a dock leaf if you have one.