Meat Tenderizer For Bug Bites And Stings

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I had a nasty bug sting yesterday. The only remedy I could recall was to make a paste of meat tenderizer and water to cover the bite. Well, it actually worked. I'll be darned. The tenderizer was so old that I can't recall when I bought it. Just a note: this was a pain stopper - not a swelling reducer.


By Holly from Richardson, TX

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June 20, 20080 found this helpful
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Hi all!

I was recently amazed by my four year old. Mostly because she stood on an ant hill watching the ants crawl all over her legs. Ok, and also somewhat because she was truly suprised when they started biting her!

Anyway, after removing the offending creatures, I put some Arnica ointment that I had handy on the welts--and they were all gone in a very short period of time. I had previously been unimpressed by the stuff for my sprained ankle, but for this it worked great!

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By Kathy (Guest Post)
June 20, 20080 found this helpful
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I learned in a book I read (I have no idea what it was) that you can put anti-persprant on a sting and the pain will go away. I had a chance to try it out on my then 2 year old who managed to get 2 wasp stings on his fingers and he stopped crying immediately after I put it on him.

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August 15, 20180 found this helpful

YES! I got the bite 24 hours ago and suffered with pain, swelling and redness that was getting larger. I decided to search and I did find my meat tenderizer (again -- old - very old but I had never opened it).


I made a paste and immediately the pain disappeared and it looks to me like the swelling has gone down as well. I am a happy camper, now.

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