Sho nuff, just like every other year, I ride up GMR and I get stung by a bee. On Saturday's ride, right after the 9 mile gate, first bee I see hits me and sting me near the neck. Right away I stopped to pack some mud on it (heard this helps). Other riders going by just kept yelling,"keep going you sissy, it doesn't hurt". But yeah, it hurt.
Las year, I got stung about 5 times. Don't know why they have it in for me, but they do! Every time I get stung, I swell. Once on the neck, wrist, belly, thigh, and chest. As soon as the bee hits me, It's over. Gina says it's cause I'm so sweet!
A day later, I end up with a red swollen area about 4 inches in diameter. I usually just let it go away, but this time, I thougth I'd go the pharmacy and seek some relief. The nice lady said that if I immediately packed ice on the sting, it would stop it from spreading. But I was on GMR and didn't have a Slurpee handy!
She looked at my neck and said,"Oh sh**, it's too late for ice!". Buy this cheap little tube of this 1% hydrocortisone, apply it 3-4 times daily and it should help. She said it MUST BE 1% hydrocotisone! I applied it 3 times and the red swollen area is almost totally gone over night! I can see the spot where the bee got me, but nothing like it was yesterday. I even rode today without itching and B!tching!
I say it works on SOCAL bees cause I've never been stung in another state...and the bees here are some mean little MOFO's!
If you alreadyknew about this treatment, don't read this post!