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    You JINXED it
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    FYI, folks, from what I know, only honey bees leave their stingers behind. Other bees and wasps don't. Do you know what kind of bee/wasp stung you? If it wasn't a honey bee, you most likely don't have stingers in you.

    I've hear the baking soda paste thing works well. Also benedrill cream (the kind you use on poison ivy or mosquito bites) is good. I've been stung tons of times (the most painfull was right between my toes....oh, man that hurt&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], and I fully subscribe to the benedrill cream.
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    Wow, where's Tim? He'd clear this one up real fast. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Killer bees can sting you as much as they want, and they do. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    I've heard of toothpaste to help, but when I was little we just sprayed electronics coolant on it to numb it instantly. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Quote (Vertigo @ Aug. 25 2003,11:32)
    Killer bees can sting you as much as they want, and they do. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    The Africanized or "killer" bee is still a bee although WAY more aggressive.. They sting you once and then they die. Wasps and hornets do not lose their stingers and they can sting you repeatedly.

    Steve

    Edit: For more information about the Africanized honeybee check out this site: Killer Bees

    There is quite a bit of good information on that site, including a page that details what to do if attacked or stung. In answer to the original question, "Apply cold compresses to relieve pain and swelling. Do not apply ice directly."

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    I never believed those home remedies for bee stings...In the end gettig stung hurts like ####. They likely say that you put tootpaste/baking soda/aloe on your sting it will come out fast or make it go away {{{{{{pft}}}}}. Just imagine getting stung in the middle of the forehead and having this glob of toothpaste over the sting. That would be funny looking - Although, I guess it is how you really sport it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] If you can not get the stinger out or if it is a wasp stink just let it bee. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] In the end a bee sting hurts on average 3 to 7 days. O'well different strokes for different folks. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Now that electronic coolant may do the job as Vertigo mentioned. I have not tried it... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    my grandparents almost died from killer bee stings (they had 1000s of stingers in them&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    The bees this year seem to be a huge problem, it seems that there are more than ever. I was outside the other day and it seemed like the bees just wouldn't leave me alone. I didn't get stung but they are annoying.
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    I've been noticing a lot of bees lately too. There are hives near me I spotted a couple, and even took some out. There are way to close for my comfort. I can't beleve those bee hive handlers telling other its "feels good" to get stung.

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