From an actual experience ---
07/04/07 V.&D. A.
A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate enough to get stung by
both a bee and hornet while working in the garden.
My arm swelled up so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave
me cream and an antihistamine. The next day the swelling was
getting progressively worse 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 stung 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
to her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning, there was no sign
of a bite. Wow 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 fl owers and guess what? You are right I
got stung again two times by a hornet on my left hand. Was I
ticked. I thought, here I go again having to go to the doctor
for yet another antibiotic.
Well I promptly went into the house, again got my money out, and
taped two pennies to my bites and then sat and sulked for 15
minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately.
I still wasn't sure what was going to happen. In the meantime
the hornets were 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 redness, no swelling. Went over
to see Shelley and hers was the same. Couldn't even tell where
she got stung. Then Shelley got stung again on Monday night on
her back---cutting the grass.
This penny thing is going to make us money at school. Again it
Just wanted to share the marvelous information in case any of
you are experiencing the same problem at home. We need to ha ve
a stock of pennies on hand at school and at home.
The Dr. said somehow the copper in the penny counteracts the
bite. I would never have believed it. But it definitely does
So remember this little bit of wisdom and pass it on to your
friends, children, grandchildren, etc.
Be prepare to be repelled!!!!!
Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best thing ever used in
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Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April
through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't
had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has
talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1( Thiamine
Hydrochloride 100 mg.)
If you eat bananas, the mosquitoes like you, something about
the banana oil as your body processes it. Stop eating bananas
for the summer and the mosquitoes will be much less interested.
This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect
repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is
Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell
that bugs do not like, so plant some in that garden also to help
ward off bugs without using insecticides.
"Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping
out" say that the very best mosquito repellant you can use is
Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with
One of the best natural insect repellents that I've
discovered is made from the clear real vanilla. This is the pure
Vanilla that is sold in Mexico.
It works great for mosquitoes and ticks, don't know about