I got bitten by a bee once on my deck, it was like a fire burning on my thumb. I ran into the house trying to find anything that will help. I put a drop of "紅花油" on it, within 3 seconds the pain is gone. I was amazed by the luck I got. This is much simpler than taping the penny for 15 minutes if you happen to have "紅花油" around the house...    - 劉聖傑
Common Cents Solution
Claim: To ease the pain of a bee sting, tape a copper penny to it.
Status: Undetermined.
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2006]


Bee/Hornet Cure:

I wanted to share this marvelous information in case you may be experiencing the same problem around your home/garden....

A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate enough to get stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden.

My arm swelled up so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine. The next day the swelling was getting progressively worse so off to my regular doctor I went.... Infected arm - needed an antibiotic.

** The interesting thing is what the Doctor told me...."The next time you get stung put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes."

That night my niece got stung by two bees. When she came over to swim I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell. So off I went to get my money and taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a bite. We were very surprised but figured perhaps she just wasn't allergic to the sting.

Then guess what? I got stung again - by a hornet - twice - on my left hand. I was so distressed, thinking I would have to go to the doctor for yet another antibiotic.

I promptly went into the house, got my money out, and taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately. I still wasn't sure what was going to happen. In the meantime the hornets were attacking my niece and she got stung on the thumb. Out came another penny. The next morning I could only see a micro spot where I had been stung... no redness, no swelling. I went to see my niece and hers was the same. I couldn't even see where she got stung!

The Doctor said that somehow the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. I would never have believed it. But it DEFINITELY WORKS!

So remember this little bit of wisdom, keep a stock of pennies on hand at school and at home, and pass this on to your friends, children, grandchildren, etc.