Bee sting solutions while on ride?

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fabriciom
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by fabriciom

Today I got stung by a bee while coming down a steep hill. Scary and painful.

What do you guys use for bee sting while on the road?

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Asteroid
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by Asteroid

I curse. Loudly. And gain some satisfaction that the bee died.
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boots2000
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by boots2000

A couple years ago I got stung 4x in the space of a week.
After 2nd on I started carry benadryl caps.
They help a lot.
Do you can take a couple- also open one and rub it on your skin.

On one of the stings, I was stung in the mouth. Tongue swelled up a bunch.
As soon as I took a Benadryl, my tongue deflated like a punctured tire!

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by 53x12

As noted above, benadryl (diphenhydramine) is your best bet assuming you are not allergic. If you are allergic, best have your epi pen with.
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by boysa

I've been hit 7x in the past two years. Must be my pheromones.

It is ridiculously painful, especially when you consider how small the stinger is. Insane.

Make sure you remove it asap, and DON'T rub or pinch the area too much. Once I had the bright idea of maybe squeezing out some of the venom. The welt remained on my leg for weeks. Stupid move.

+1 if you have an allergy, I hope you carry an Epipen. Otherwise, I take it as an excuse to drop the hammer. Figure it's best to make use of the adrenaline!
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fabriciom
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by fabriciom

hmm I though there would be some sort of rub on solution, like what is sold for mosquitos. Will look into diphenhydramine.

Thanks

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by vejnemojnen

pack some strong antihistamine. and have a shot of epinephrine, if you are starting to develop an anaphylactic reaction.

psszt, a million dollar secret: there is a small country in the heart of europe, where bee stings or even wasp bites can be treated with calcium fizzy tablets. but unfortunately it does not apply to any other place on earth, neither to anyone, who does not belong to our species.

oh, just get some antihistamine. many of them available without prescription, and does not take a lot of space in your jersey pocket.

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by boysa

Shrike wrote:This wasn't you was it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D29AbpsjyfU

:lol:


Holy cow, that is horrendous!

I rode through a small swarm one day, but thankfully they were concentrated in an area only about 30 meters long. I was through them in no time, but it scared the hell out of me. Amazingly I made it through unscathed.

It's those single fighter attacks that get me. And always at high speed. The faster, the more painful, the more lasting the damage.
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by tranzformer

Shrike wrote:This wasn't you was it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D29AbpsjyfU

:lol:


What? Why would they get off their bikes and walk? They could surely ride faster than walking next to their bikes.

Bees don't scare me. It is wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. All of those guys are jerks and sting more often than bees.

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by Johnny Rad

boysa wrote:I've been hit 7x in the past two years. Must be my pheromones.!

You must be yummy. Honey anyone?

I've been bit twice over >5yrs. Both times it got lost down my semi-unzipped jersey. My first reaction was "meh" followed by the realization of what just happened and then the pain sets in for ~30sec or so. Uncomfortable!

(Sorry if my response is porn-y. It's unintentional!)

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by boysa

LMAO.

I'd say you nailed the worst part: the delayed reaction. Or actually, the delayed sensation. You know what just happened, you know it's going to hurt like hell, but the delay between the realization and the actual pain is absolutely terrible.

I have no idea. I put in a lot of miles, a lot of hours, but still it is frustrating. And to be honest, I like bees. Honeybees and such, anyway. As tranzformer said, it's the wasps and yellowjackets I despise. But plain old bees I leave alone, and when I'm off the bike, they leave me alone. We have an agreement. Or at least we did. War has been declared.
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by Shrike

tranzformer wrote:
Shrike wrote:This wasn't you was it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D29AbpsjyfU

:lol:


What? Why would they get off their bikes and walk? They could surely ride faster than walking next to their bikes.

Bees don't scare me. It is wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. All of those guys are jerks and sting more often than bees.


I will never understand why they didn't ride off at megawatts :lol:

Bees can be scary too, well maybe not where I am in the UK, but in Spain I've seen massive black ones :shock:

Apparently they're not aggressive.. but still :?

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by tmr5555

What about a golden shower?
Lol, It's been suggested to me before.
Fact or fiction?

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kytyree
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by kytyree

You can rub tobacco juice on the bite, really you can.

And I know you've all been wanting an excuse to put a can of Copenhagen in your Rapha jersey. :-)

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