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Using Ammonia To Treat Stings

By flaflwrgrl
September 11, 2013

When you get stung by a bee, hornet, wasp, yellow jacket, or stinging caterpillar, you can relieve the pain almost instantly and greatly lessen the effects of swelling by pouring ammonia on the sting. The ammonia breaks down the protein in the poison. You can pour ammonia into small containers, such as plastic lemon squeezers, and keep them handy in your gardening areas so that you can get to them quickly. The sooner you use the ammonia, the less pain, heat, and swelling you will experience.

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Sep 12, 2013 8:09 AM CST
The photo associated with your tip seems to be a fly instead of a stinging-type bee. I just thought you'd like to know so a change could be made if you want to be accurate.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 12, 2013 12:12 PM CST
Thanks Joseph. I submitted the tip long, long ago when I was renting (in between houses) & was not able to get photos so that photo is from another member to go with the tip. However, I believe something can be done about that now. I will get on it.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 12, 2013 8:03 PM CST
@dave Can you change that photo for this one? Joseph is right; the photo presently being used is a fly not a bee.

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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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