Mom, toddler stung by bee swarm

Toddler, mother OK after bee stings in Clark Co.

A woman and her child stung by bees was not taken to a local hospital after the mother refused treatment, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Neighbors said they heard screaming and saw bees around the mother and child.

The mother told News Center 7 she and her daughter were stung about 16 times each by bees that came out of the bushes outside their apartment. The mother said she and her daughter are fine and declined to comment further.


(For those not allergic to bee stings)

For stings causing itch, irritation, redness and swelling at the sting site, the following may be useful:

  • Ice
  • Baking Soda
  • Meat Tenderizer—for people not allergic to bee stings. Use any brand with Papain. Make a paste with a few drops of water to a teaspoon of meat tenderizer and quickly apply to the sting to reduce pain and inflammation (breaks down components of sting fluid).
  • Ammonia Solution—Apply a 1 to 2.5 percent solution no more than three to four times daily.
  • Oral Antihistamines—Tablets may be chewed for faster relief, but liquids are more readily absorbed after oral ingestion (Chlortrimeton, Dimetane, Teldrin).
  • Epinephrine Inhaler (Bronkaid mist, Primatene, Medihaler-Epi)
  • Topical Steroids (Cortaid, Dermolate, Lanacort, etc.)
  • Local Anesthetics (Benzocaine, Americaine, Dermoplast, Bactine, Foille, Lanacaine, Solarcaine)
  • Oral Steroids—Prescription only.

These medicines can be located in a tackle box, in camping gear, in the car and in the home. Store at room temperature away from room lighting or sunlight.

Source: Ohio State University Extension Office


Medics are responding to a mother who reported her young child was stung by a swarm of bees.

Crews were called around 8 p.m. to the 3300 block of Columbus Avenue. According to initial reports, the 18-month-old child was stung and the mother also suffered multiple stings. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office confirmed crews were dispatched on a report of bee stings.

The conditions of the two victims was not available.

We are on the way and will update this information as we learn details.

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