Preparing Yourself For A Long Hospital Stay

Welcome to my site about tactics you can use to cope with hospitalization. I am Edward Collins. I created this site after a long hospitalization left me feeling uncomfortable and dying to go home. I was ill-prepared for the lengthy stay at that facility. Despite my nurses and doctors’ best efforts, I felt lonely, bored and somewhat isolated during my stay. On this site, I will help you prepare for hospitalization well before you need your next medical procedure. Please come by my site daily to learn the information you need to know. Thank you for visiting my website about preparing for hospitalization.

Taking The Sting Out Of It: Natural Remedies For Bee Stings

Health & Medical Blog

Bee stings are one of life's most universal and common injuries, and yet, when you experience it, you may have no real idea how to treat it. But while a sting can take the fun out of a day in the sun or working in your garden, it's also a little difficult to treat without either gritting your teeth and bearing it or driving down to your local doctor's office to see what they can do about it. But what if you're looking for a way to (literally) take the sting out of this malady without resorting to pain pills? If you're looking for a few natural remedies to one of nature's biggest pests, then here's what you need to know.

Before You Start

The first thing you should do before any treatment (assuming that you're not allergic) is to remove the stinger from your arm using whatever's handy – tweezers, your fingers, or even a credit card will do – making sure not to break the stinger off in your skin (as it'll keep releasing venom for a while and make you swell up even more). Once that's done, clean the stung area thoroughly with soap and water and turn your attention to natural remedies for pain relief.


This wonderful little root is known to help everything from an upset stomach to tennis elbow – and it can help you out here too, thanks to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Crush anywhere from 2 to 4 garlic cloves to release their juices, then put the cloves on top of the sting and cover it all up with a clean rag or tea towel. Leave it alone for about a half hour, and you should feel both the pain and the swelling subside.

Palm Some Balm

If you want to make a balm you can have on hand next time the bees attack, then this little recipe is perfect for you. Consisting of about a tablespoon of beeswax and a half-teaspoon of honey (a nice little way of getting back at the bees, if you like), along with a tablespoon of coconut oil and 4 to 5 drops of lavender essential oil, this balm is quick and easy to make. Melt together the beeswax and coconut oil, take the pot off the heat and add in the oil and honey, pour into your tin, and let it cool before use. Simple and effective – with a hair of the dog that bit you, even.

If you are allergic to bee stings, then you may have a serious reaction that will require hospitalization. Check out a site like to learn more about allergy testing for stinging insects.


3 November 2016