Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: Stings

  1. #1
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Stings

    I hadn't been stung by anything since I was a teenager, until today. My wife asked me to change a light bulb outside, so I got the ladder up and climbed up with a new bulb in my pocket and didn't notice the little nest way up in the fixture next to the burned out bulb until I started screwing the bulb out and felt like someone jabbed a red hot needle in my hand, right between my thumb and index finger. Then I saw the darn nest and the less than cordial vermin coming out of it. I escaped with only the one sting.

    I got stung by all manner of bees and wasps when I was a kid, but I don't ever recall one that hurt this much. I was able to make sure there wasn't any kind of stinger left in there and I sprayed some antiseptic spray on it, which helped somewhat, but that sucker must have had some serious venom because there was a large swollen spot and pain was shooting through the length of my thumb. That was around 4:00 pm and now, over eight hours later, it's still hurting. The swelling has gone down and there's no visual indication that anything happened, but the spot still has a constant pain. It doesn't appear that I'm having any kind of allergic reaction, because other than the pain I feel ok and the swelling and redness have disappeared, but I'm still wondering what kind of critter that was. I've never felt a sting that painful or that hurt for this long. Any ideas?
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Stat geek...and proud
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New Paris, OH
    Posts
    2,562

    Re: Stings

    I feel ya. I got nailed about 15 times by yellow jackets last fall while mowing.
    numbersinthereds.blogspot.com I actually made a post on 7/24/14. I promise.

  4. #3
    Kmac5 KoryMac5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Waterloo, NY
    Posts
    3,681

    Re: Stings

    I get black wasps that like to get into my light fixtures at home. Been stung once and it hurt like all hell. That would be a possibility and also a possibility there are more in there.
    If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.

  5. #4
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,428

    Re: Stings

    I had a similar scenario... Hadn't been stung in probably 15 years, then I got stung three times in about a months time. The third time was while weed eating. It hurt, but nothing terrible. So I finish up, go get in the shower. As soon as the water hit me, it felt like I had to peel every inch of skin off. So I hopped in the car to go get some Benadryl. By the time I got halfway to walgreens, I knew I was in deep trouble and headed to the ER instead. I passed out just after I told the doc what happened... From shock, thankfully, not anaphylaxis. So they pumped me full of steroids, etc. and sent me home. I saw an allergist the next day and he said there's no way to really know how I would react the next time I got stung. So now I carry an epipen.

    So about 3 months later, I got stung again. Hit myself with the epipen, called 911. By the time the ambulance got me to the hospital, my hand had swollen about 2x normal size but again, no breathing problems. So hopefully, that's that. But I still carry an epipen and will still use it and call 911 if I get stung again.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  6. #5
    I hate the Cubs LoganBuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    6,142

    Re: Stings

    I farm, so I run into these nasty critters all the time. I keep some baking soda and white vinegar handy. If I get stung i douse the area with vinegar, and then rub baking soda over it immediately. Seems to keep the sting and burn in check.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

  7. #6
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,428

    Re: Stings

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I farm, so I run into these nasty critters all the time. I keep some baking soda and white vinegar handy. If I get stung i douse the area with vinegar, and then rub baking soda over it immediately. Seems to keep the sting and burn in check.
    Tobacco juices helps too. For real.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  8. #7
    Pagan/Asatru Ravenlord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Williamsburg, OH and the wilds.
    Posts
    8,994

    Re: Stings

    I uncovered two separate hives in my yard last year, and one at work.

    the first hive I found tilling over part my east garden in late summer in preparation for the start of the fall/winter garden. they were American honeybees. I got stung 12 times, and it cost me about $100 to have the queen relocated.

    the second hive I found at work in early fall when I hit the shop's AC unit with a weed eater. not sure what species, they looked like a cross between yellow-jackets and carpenter bees. I was stung 17 times.

    the third hive I found was dumping the soil from my used vertical gardening pots in mid-fall. honeybees again had built a nest, this time in the giant pot that I grew sugar baby watermelons in. I was stung eight times. and spent another $100 to move them.

    and this is the part where I point out I haven't stung since I was nine years old. when I was five, I nearly died from a single yellowjacket sting.

    all that said, I love watching bees and have been trying to convince my wife for two years to let me raise them.
    the store for all your blade, costuming (in any regard), leather (also in any regard), and steel craft needs.www.facebook.com/tdhshop


    yes, this really is how we make our living.

  9. #8
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Re: Stings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    all that said, I love watching bees and have been trying to convince my wife for two years to let me raise them.
    I've never wanted to raise them, but I do enjoy watching them as well. There's something relaxing about watching them flit around on a bunch of flowers. My great aunt always has flowers all around her house and you can sit there in the back yard and watch the bumblebees buzzing around all day and they won't pay you any attention at all, even if you're sitting a couple feet away.
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  10. #9
    Member TeamCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    TeamBoone's Attic
    Posts
    12,317

    Re: Stings

    I'm a baking powder paste person ...... or mud.

    My Aunt swears by Vicks Vapo-rub.
    Pots and Kettles

  11. #10
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Re: Stings

    We have some spray that I usually use for sunburns and it helped a bit.
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  12. #11
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,392

    Re: Stings

    I use lanacane, but my brother used to bring some industrial strength topical stuff from the hospital he worked at. My grandmother was big into the baking soda paste, which I recall working pretty well. Mostly, I've experienced yellow jacket attacks, working in landscaping years ago. It just came with the territory. I suspect you got hit by a paper wasp, those tend to feel like you've had acid poured on your skin.

    Try some ice too.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

  13. #12
    Bread Gloves Razor Shines's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    6,307

    Re: Stings

    The plural form is actually pronounced "The Police".

  14. Likes:

    Hoosier Red (06-24-2014), Ravenlord (06-19-2014), RichRed (06-22-2014), WMR (06-26-2014)

  15. #13
    Moderator RedlegJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    North Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    5,747

    Re: Stings

    I get stung once in a while. Honey bees, sweat bees - they bother me about as much as a mosquito. I guess I'm not allergic to their venom at all (I'm weird - I can rub poison ivy all over and never get so much as a bump either). But last summer I hit a mud dauber nest while mowing and got stung a half dozen times. Good lord it felt like I was shot over and over again. I mean it felt like a sting and at the same like getting hit with a ballbat. I discovered I am NOT impervious to wasp varieties!
    No - I am not from State Farm!

  16. #14
    Hisssssssss Yachtzee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Land of the Lost
    Posts
    7,256

    Re: Stings

    Hornets are the worst.
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

  17. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,608

    Re: Stings

    When I was about 13 I left a coke on the porch while mowing, I took a swig and swallowed a bee and it stung me in the throat, only time in my life I thought I might die, thankfully I am not allergic.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25