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Bite Away for bee stings


#1

A few months ago I had a bee sting on the back of my hand which was my own fault. !/2 hour later I couldn’t get a grip on my cars steering wheel with that hand because of the swelling that took 4 days to go down. That was a normal reaction for me to bee sting.
I soon after bought the Electronic “Bite Away” which has claims to relieve many stings and bites. I got a sting today working without gloves in the brood of one of my hives when I bumped a frame on the side of the hive. It removed the stinger and by then my hand was starting to react, I used the Bite Away on the stung area within about 2 minutes and again 2 minutes later and was amazed that there was no itching or swelling after applying it.
It is not a placebo, I have always had bad reactions to bee stings or any bites from ants or mozzies. This is not a paid advertisement :grinning: , it really worked. My doctor put me onto it…
Cheers


#2

I’m interested as I too swell up badly for days! Is this product sold in the states? OK it denatured the enzyme or protein that is injected by the insect.


#3

Yes, eBay and Amazon both have it. Pricey though - must be those pesky import tariffs… :imp: :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


#4

Best sting device ever. I apply it 5 times in a row for bee stings, but maybe that’s not even necessary. It’s best applied immediately, so should be at hand.
A heated back of a teaspoon works as well, but it’s obviously harder to control.
A swollen hand would mean I can’t work for a couple of days. No more excuses. :astonished:


#5

I bought one, but haven’t used it yet, luckily :wink:

I did notice however when I tried it without a bite, it really burns! I must have really sensitive skin :frowning_face: Well, I always knew I had sensitive skin, but 50 degrees, and burning pain… I dread putting it on a bee sting.


#6

Hi Martha, I bought mine from a chemist in Aussie who says he is selling a lot of them. It cost me under $70 Au. If you can’t buy it there let me know, and I am able to get one and post to such a nice lady.
It has one heating setting and two timing sequences, I felt the heat but it was only localized and easy to ‘take it’.
Regards


#7

Try using it on the ‘sensitive skin and child’ button. I did a dry run just to get a feel for how to use it and felt the heat but after a sting I felt nothing but relief.
Regards.


#8

Yes, I could only do the sensitive/child version. I will do it though when I get a bee sting. As temporary pain will be better than aching pain for days.
Did you see my pretty swollen face last time Peter?


#9

No Faroe, I must say I didn’t see your pretty and swollen face :grin: I got a sting once between my eye brows that closed my eyes for a couple of days. Not nice!!!
Cheers


#10

I can’t find the post.

Some nice ooze coming out of this one:


#11

Thanks Faroe, that was some sting reaction.
Regards.


#12

Hey Faroe,

Not sure :thinking: it works for everyone but I
use a dab of Cogate Toothpaste after I scrap the stinger off. I keep a small sample size in both my bee suits n one in my pickup truck.

If you want to test some drop by … I’m sure I can get the girls to cooperate n sting us …

Got this one yesterday… she must have followed me. She waited until I was away n took my Bee :honeybee: veil off. Whamm !

Cheers n stings,
Gerald


#13

Oooooh dear ! Mine only got a little puffy n was gone overnight. I get nailed on the hands all the time … it’s like a quick needle prick if I scrap the stinger off quickly n add some tooth paste … I never feel it anymore.


#14

I tend to puff up like mad too, but thankfully no effect on breathing. I’ve heard of toothpaste but never tried it. one good home remedy I do know that works is moistened tobacco, applied to the sting area. Going to look into Bite Away tho - hoping to have a small Flow harvest party in a week or so, and would be glad to have a reliable remedy on hand for visitors, just in case! Thanks @Peter48


#15

Hi Peter, what happened to the one from EBay?

I purchased from Tent World direct to save postage and yes it does burn, the kids aren’t too keen on it after a tester on their arms but I havnt used it yet on a bees kiss.


#16

Some how I couldn’t think of you as a tobacco chewer Eva. :grin: I thought of that as being a “southern boys thing”. I had not heard of tooth paste as a remedy till I came across it on the forum. If you buy a Bite Away make sure it is in the Bite Away box as there are copies about from China that are nowhere as effective and too cheap to be true.
Regards


#17

It never arrived so I got a refund. My GP put me onto it again just chatting on a visit and the chemist next door to him had one on the shelf. It cost about $60 but with just using it the once I regarded it as having been well worth the price.
Cheers mate


#18

yes it does burn- but I found when you have a sting- the pain from that pretty much overwhelms the burn! Or on another hand- the pain from the burn helps to take the mind off the pain from the sting :wink:

I have used my BiteAway about 4 times on stings- it really does seem to help. I like the broad spectrum approach: remove stinger, apply Bite Away (3 or 4 times) wash with soap, then ice the area. If it’s on the face- take antihistamines. Using this I have stopped myself getting a swollen eye. Any sting on the hand or face I treat like this as three or four days of looking like a mutant or having sausage fingers just isn’t that much fun


#19

I did a dummie run and agree about the burning feeling but I didn’t feel it uncomfortable at all. When I applied onto a bee sting it gave very fast relief and just a warming sensation, with no itching or swelling and I could still retain the feeling of touch.
Regards Jack


#20

Peter,

Sounds like you got a winner but since I usually only feel the instant prick … for me … I’ll stay with my small tubes of Cogate toothpaste . If I had worst reaction that Bite Away would probably be totally worth it … what ever works … Works !

Cheers,
Gerald