Use the edge of a credit card, a fingernail, or even a dull knife, to push down and against the skin to get stingers completely out.
If you’re stung or bitten on your arms or legs, keep them lowered to help keep the venom from spreading.
For quick relief take an over-the-counter pain reliever, apply an antihistamine or hydrocortisone cream to the area and cover with a cold compress for up to 15 minutes.
If you experience any of the following symptoms seek immediate medical care:
• Swelling in face, neck or throat
• Difficulty breathing or wheezing
• Dizziness or confusion
• Pale or blue skin
• Unexplained abdominal pain