It might be wise to carry a penny in your pocket while
working in the
yard.......... BEE STINGS!
A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate enough
to get stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden. My
swelled up so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave me cream and
antihistamine. The next day the swelling was getting progressively
so off to my regular doctor I went. Infected arm needed an antibiotic.
What was interesting is what the Dr. told me. The next time you get
put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes. I thought, wow next time (if
there ever is one) I will try it.
Well, that night, Shelley's niece got stung by two
bees. When she came over to swim I looked at the bite and it had
already started to swell. So off I went to get my money. Taped a penny
her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a bite.
were we surprised. Her niece, we decided, just wasn't allergic to the
sting. Well, guess what happened again on Saturday night. I was
helping Shelley deadhead her flowers and guess what?
You are right, I got stung again two times by a hornet on my left
Was I ticked. I thought, here I go again, having to go to the doctor
yet another antibiotic. Well, I promptly went into the house, again
money out, and taped two pennies to my bites and then sat and sulked
15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately. I
wasn't sure what was going to happen. In the meantime the
attacking Shelley and she got stung on the thumb. Again the penny. The
next morning I could only see the spot where he had stung me. No
no swelling. Went over to Shelley and hers was the same. Couldn't even
tell where she got stung. Then Shelley got stung again on Monday night
her back---cutting the grass. This penny thing is going to make us
at school. Again it worked.
Just wanted to share the marvelous information in
case any of you are experiencing the same problem at home. We need to
have a stock of pennies on hand at school and at home. The Doctor
said, somehow the copper in the penny
counteracts the bite. I never would have believed it. But it
definitely does work. So remember this little bit of wisdom and
pass it on to your friends, children, grandchildren, etc.