I was outside mowing around the house with my hand mower when I felt something bite my foot. Then I felt another bite near the same spot. By this time, yellow jackets were swarming me.
Sure enough, the first two yellow jackets called their friends for help. By this time, I had yellow jackets down my shirt, on my arms, in my hair..... all over me. I went running away from them like a big sissy. I must of looked a sight because my Hubs shut off the lawn tractor. Next thing you know he is wacking at his head too. LOL.... we had to of looked hilarious.
Luckily, I only got stung 10 times and my Hubs 0. But it HURTS!!
|My foot got it the worst. I think there are 3-4 stings there.|
I should of quit mowing but I wanted to finish so thats what I did. Next I went and got the camera to take pictures.
|We killed a lot of the little buggers but there are still lots and lots of them flying around.|
Now to How I Treated The Yellow Jacket Stings
. Got rid of any stingers they left behind
. I took two White Willow Bark For Pain And Swelling
|. Took a lukewarm bath in epsom salts. Epsom Salts will help take toxins out of the body.|
|. Put ice on my foot|
|Open up a probiotic capsule and Make a paste from it |
|I put the paste on my side|
|I also put some on my foot|
After I put the probiotic on my side, the burning seemed to go away. Maybe because the paste was cool feeling. My foot still burned, and hurt!! The swelling did start to go down shortly after, not necessirly from the probiotic. I think everything I did helped a little.
I can tell you one thing. Yellow Jackets are the worst. Their sting hurts for a long time after. Especially when they get you a lot of times really close together.
|Here is a picture of my foot the next day. Not to bad.|
It took about 3 days for the itching to stop completely.