Why does vinegar soothe a wasp sting but not a bee sting?
The chemicals left by a bee sting and wasp sting are slightly different. The wasp sting has a base which is neutralized by the vinegar. Bee stings are acidic and are not neutralized by the vinegar.
The soda which is alkaline neutralizes the bee sting which is acidic. For wasp stings use vinegar. Vinegar is acidic and neutralizes the alkaline wasp sting.
Toothpaste reduces the pain and swelling of a bee sting (because toothpaste is a base and the bee sting is acidic) Toothpaste doesn't help wasp stings because wasp stings and toothpaste are alkali. (However vinegar works well on wasp stings because vinegar is acidic)
If you are stung by a bee the bee usually leaves it's sting in you, so you need to remove the sting. Do this by scrapping the sting out of your arm, toe etc Don't grab the end of the sting to pull it out you will put more of the bee venom into you. Then put some wet bicarbonate of soda on the sting area. If you are stung by a wasp there is… Read More
To neutralise a bee sting venom we use toothpaste, but wasp venom vinegar. resoures: DR.Abdullah Fouad AL-Rumaih 7N, science works 2
I personally wouldn't do that. I would put baking soda or bennadril on it. I was told: For bee stings put baking soda on the sting site. Bee stings are acid and baking soda neutralizes acid. For wasp stings put vinegar on the sting site because wasp stings are alkaline and acid neutralizes alkaline.
A bee sting is acid, a wasp sting is alkaline, that's why you should put bicarbonate of soda on a bee sting and vinegar or lemon juice on a wasp's if you want to neutralize it and take away the pain.
Vinegar helps against wasp stings because they are alkaline but would not help for a bee sting because it is acidic. Bicarbonate of soda helps counteract the acidity of a bee sting. Ultimately time is the main healer.
The wasp sting venom is alkaline, and so can be treated with a mild acid like vinegar to reduce the pain. By contrast the bee sting is acidic. An easy way to remember is that the word 'bee' has fewer letters than wasp, and the word 'acid' has fewer letters than alkali.
Baking soda (not baking powder) mixed with water into a thin paste is soothing to both bee and wasp stings, and other insect bites as well. Vinegar or lemon is effective on wasp stings because the acid will neutralize the alkalinity of the wasp's venom.
this works with sunburn too but, take a paper towel and soak it in vinegar and but it on your sting it will take the swelling and sting feeling away
The nature of the bee and wasp sting is that they are usually inflammatory and acidic.
Well, wasp sting is more poisonous than bee sting
Because the sting on a pH scale is classed as an alkali and vinegar is an acid, so to balance the sting, add acid and on the pH scale it will go back to neutral.
Baking Soda mixed with vinegar and stirred into a paste is a good quick treatment for a bee or wasp sting. The vinegar helps to stop the stinging and the baking soda draws some of the venom out as it dries.
The wasp will try to sting the bee back, with a jaggered bee sting in its side, while the bee - wich would now be going crazy - is slowly dying and giving the wasp a hard time to actually sting the bee sucsessfully.
if it is a bee sting it is an acid sting so then put vinegar an alkilie will level out the ph [the level of intensity in acid s and alkilies] and if it is a wasp sting put lemon juice or some mild form of acid on it and it will level it out
toothpaste neutralizes the protein in the bee sting
because simply you have been stung and therfore a bee sting will sting. this is the same for a wasp sting, a wasp sting also stings if you have been stung.
when u get a bee sting try putting on any alkaline metals and if its a wasp use vinegar.
bee sting is acidic you can use bicarbonate of soda to cure the sting . bicarbonate of soda is a alkaline which will make acid and alkaline together neutralize the sting and wasps are same except that u can use vinegar since it is alkaline
a bee sting is acid a wasp sting is base
A wasp sting is an alkali, hence the fact you put vinegar (acid) onto it to stop it hurting. Bee stings however are acidic.
the wasp. any questions?
A bee or wasp might STING.
There are commercial products for dabbing on a sting, either from a wasp or bee, or from nettles. A dock leaf or vinegar is a well known home-made remedy.
Bee and Wasps can be deadly with their stings. While a wasp can cause some degree of pain and temporary swelling, a wild bee sting can be prove to be very dangerous for health.
A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is alkaline so that makes them have acid and alkali in them....!
put vinegar on a bee sting or put baking soda on a ant sting... or when acid waste is dumped into a river by a factory a base is added before... if you put a weak acid on a bee sting then like what it does to the wasp sting it neutralizes it............ these r exs of neutralization......................
The self-defensive sinking of a stinger, with the resulting death of the bee, not the wasp, into skin defines a bee or a wasp sting.
sting it first, sting it in the teeth
Pour vinegar where you have been stung and it should reduce the pain as a wasp sting is alkaline and the vinegar is an acid so it should neutralize it. And the same for a bee sting, but you rub toothpaste on that as the bee sting is acid and toothpaste is alkaline! Hope that helped...Thanks so much answer community you helped my 4 year old daughter ali wakbar stop stinging, v v v helpful!TAR… Read More
A wasp sting is alkali, so if you put an alkali on it, it would not work. To neutralise the sting, you would have to use something acidic, like vinegar, also known as acetic acid. If you want to know more, then I can tell you about bee stings. Bee stings are acidic, so you shouldn't put something acidic on it. Try something alkali, like baking soda, or ammonia. That should help to neutralise the… Read More
A bee does not sting itself, but a wasp sometimes will. Bees will sting other bees if they are fighting.
Wasps stings are an Alkaline. pH 8-14 Bee stings are Acid. pH 6-1 A wasp sting can be cured by an acid (vinegar) because the acid neutralizes (balances) the alkali. pH 7 A bee sting can be cured by an alkali (bicarbonate soda) because it neutralizes (balances) the acid. pH7
yes it does like a bee sting
A wasp sting and a bee sting have different properties and therefore need different treatments to neutralize the sting.
A bee sting has a ph of between 5.0 and 5.5 and it is acidic. A wasp sting is often mistakenly said to be alkaline, but it actually has a ph of 6.8 to 6.9 -- it is almost neutral.
A wasp sting is alkaline and should therefore be treated with acid, vinegar being the most readily available in the home. A bee sting is acid and should be treated with alkaline, bicarbonate of soda being the most readily available in the home.
vinegar can be used to cure a bee sting.
Vinegar would probably have no effect on a bee sting.
Never heard of that. BUT for bees stings use bi carbonate of soda and for wasp stings use vinegar. Because bee stings are acid and the bicarbonate neutralizes it and wasp stings are alkaline so the acid neutralizes it.
It is similar to a bee/wasp sting. People who are allergic to bee/wasp stings may have a more severe reaction than most of us and should avoid them. Treatment for a velvet ant sting is the same as for any typical bee/wasp sting.
A combined bee and wasp sting could be dangerous for someone that is allergic. Even if not allergic, this combination could still be extremely painful.
The calcium oxide helps soothe bee stings. It is used to naturalize the acid that is in a bee sting.
The stinger is on the back end of the bee, wasp, or hornet.
neutralizes the protein in the sting, i dont think its safe
Yes, a wasp can, but a bee cannot.
No a wasp stings are alkali and bee stings are acidic
A bee sting mixed with the universal indicator would be yellow-green, but a wasp sting would be a much darker green.
Applying vinegar to a bee sting will neutralize the toxins and ease the pain. This happens because the vinegar balances out the pH in the sting.