Topical tobacco paste

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Topical tobacco paste is a home remedy sometimes recommended as a treatment for wasp, hornet, fire ant, scorpion or bee stings,[1] though there is no scientific evidence that this home remedy works to relieve pain.[2] For about 2 percent of people, allergic reactions can be life-threatening and require emergency treatment.


  1. ^ Beverly Sparks, "Stinging and Biting Pests of People" Extension Entomologist of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service.
  2. ^ Glaser, David. "Are wasp and bee stings alkali or acid and does neutralising their ph them give sting relief?". Retrieved 2007-05-03.