Pain read this and see what you think??

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
January 27, 2007 2:18pm CST
Hi do you know that white vinegar is great for stopping pain so this is the information about ice for pain white vinegar has long been used to relieve the pain of insect bites. Just dab on the bites. There is also no better and cheaper pain relief than ice. One piece in the mouth and one of the bite will keep small children quiet for long enough to forget about the offending sting or bite so what do you think.
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• Australia
28 Jan 07
I learnt that about 5 years ago when I got bitten by an inch ant. My dad was here at the time and normally I would use onion or tomato which are both great too but had none. Dad went to the pantry and I though he was joking about using the vinegar but he wasnt. It really worked. It tool the sting out of the bite quick smart. We use it all the time now and works a gem on the irritating mozzie bites.
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@superchook (1786)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I have never been stung by jellyfish, but I have heard that vinegar really helps with that. Hopefully I never get stung to have to try and find out.
@weemam (13377)
28 Jan 07
we stayed in the country when I was small and my mum used vinegar , thank you for bringing back some memories xx
@defeated (141)
• United States
28 Jan 07
White vinegar also takes the sting out of a bad sunburn. My grandmother used to soak a washcloth in it and put on my shoudlers and back many years ago when I was a kid. I used it on my daughter for the same thing when she was younger. Seems to also help avoid peeling - although not sure why. Never used it for insect bites though....here is a tip for anyone who gets bit like I did by fire ants (stepped in the middle of a colony of them when I was in Florida). The bites covered my feet and had a ton of blisters. Coudn'lt get them to stop burning or itching no matter what I tried. Just so happened an older lady noticed the bites and gave me this advice: Scratch the blisters open and pour straight ammonia on them. I thought she was nuts, but after trying ice and aint-itch creams, had nothing to lose. IT WORKED!! After 3 days of utter misery, within a day or so, they had pretty much dried up - they quit itching soon as the burning from the ammonia stopped. No clue why it worked....just real glad it did lol.
• United States
28 Jan 07
I didnt know about white vinegar but I personely use bleach on insect bites takes the itch away and it also works on poison ivy and oak will dry them up real quick just do it before you scratch them open it will still work but will burn like heck for a few minutes.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 07
I never knew that and I will try that when the warm weather sets in and they attack me as I do get them quite a bit in the Summer