To remove a bee stinger without using tweezers, apply ice, then place tape over the skin, and pull it off. If this does not work, daub the stinger with hot wax, and wiggle it out. This 20-minute procedure requires ice, a plastic baggie, tape, a wooden toothpick and depilatory wax.Know More
Place an ice cube in a plastic baggie, and place it on the sting site. Keep it there for up to three minutes.
Place a small piece of duct tape over the stinger and surrounding skin. Do not pull the tape up off the skin; use a horizontal motion instead. Ripping horizontally minimizes discomfort and makes it easier for the tape to adhere to the stinger. Apply and remove the tape up to five times.
If the stinger remains in the skin, dip a wooden toothpick in liquid depilatory wax, and place a small dot of the wax on the end of the stinger. Keep the point of the toothpick in contact with the stinger until the wax hardens, then slowly pull it away from the sting site. Wiggle the toothpick as you pull. Repeat this as many times as necessary, then discard the toothpick and the stinger.
Grasping a tick with tweezers where its mouth meets a person's skin usually removes it from the human body, according to Mayo Clinic. Do not remove ticks with rubbing alcohol, fingernail polish, petroleum jelly or a cigarette lighter. These methods may not remove the tick completely.Full Answer >
To remove a tick from a dog, wear gloves while using tweezers to grasp the tick close to the dog's skin without pinching the dog. Pull the tick out in a straight motion. Make sure the whole tick has been removed.Full Answer >
Bee pollen is widely used as a natural dietary supplement and as an ingredient in skin-softening products. It is also used for treating eczema and diaper rash. Some herbalists also recommend it to enhance the performance of athletes, improve asthma and allergy symptoms, and reduce chemotherapy side effects, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
Bees weigh approximately one tenth of a gram. Worker bees can carry up to one half of their weight. A bee's maximum flight range is approximately 5 kilometers, or about 3 miles, but most bees gather nectar closer to the hive.Full Answer >