Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stinging Nettle Treatment

Seems I get stung at least once every year now. Can you spot the stinging nettle in my lettuce patch? It's right in the center of this photo. Nailed me good. Every finger on the left hand. And boy does it sting.

Thought I'd pass along my treatment. You'll often find dock growing nearby nettle. I did find some of the weed on the ground nearby and rubbed it on the sting. Then I leapt to the fridge for some cider vinegar. I always keep cider vinegar in the fridge to treat minor burns. It is great at dulling the pain and sometimes eliminating it altogether. My other instrument of relief is the crevice tool on my vacuum cleaner. Vinegar helps take away the sting but the crevice tool helps dislodge any nettles still hanging out in the flesh.

  1. Dock
  2. Vinegar
  3. Vacuum cleaner crevice tool.

A winning combination. (Note: You can also use tape to help remove any lurking nettles.)

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