Bee bite; creative blend with Delta-5 oil
“Stung by a bee today on the bottom of my foot. The creep found his way between my sandal and me. I usually react pretty badly, so I immediately went inside and took Benadryl and ibuprofen (rendering me stupidly sleepy). That doesn’t usually do the trick, though.
I made a paste out of water, baking soda, Delta-5, and Helichrysum (natural anti-inflammatory), and used it for a while.
So far, no pain, swelling, or itchiness.
July 9, 2018 follow up/clarifications:
I typically react very badly to bee stings, which is why I usually down the benedryl, ibuprofen, and apply anti-inflammatoy agents with baking soda. But even after taking all that, my limbs will usually swell, and be red, painful, and severely itchy for days. For example, I was stung on my leg last year and couldn’t bend my knee for three days!
In this case, after applying the Delta-5 oil, the bee bite was really itchy for the first three days, but then after that, there was no itching and pain at all. The bee bite never did swell up! There was never any pain!
I believe the Delta-5 made a huge difference in this case!”
Beth H. Zaccari, July 2, 2018
Writer, FutureDerm Media
SciaEssentials notes: Benadryl, ibuprofen, and Helichrysum (an essential oil) all have different mechanisms of action than Delta-5 oil. A follow up experiment would be to test Delta-5 oil alone for bee bites in sensitive individuals, and then evaluate additive benefits with other bioactives.