Patient Comments: Bug Bites and Stings - Pain and Itch Relief

Bug bites hurt and are itchy. What works for you in relieving the pain and itchiness?

Comment from: tfrench, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 18

Apply a copper penny directly over any sting or bug bite. The copper sulfate neutralizes the sting almost instantly. Tape the penny on with any tape and leave in place for at least one hour.

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Comment from: Mw, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

I got stung by a bee by stepping on it. It hurt badly immediately, and I could not find a stinger. I applied doTERRA oils, lavender and peppermint. I experienced relief almost immediately!

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