Insect Stings and Bites on the Appalachian Trail

If stung, promptly and gently remove the stinger.

Then apply aspirin to the affected area.

To apply aspirin locally, grind the aspirin into powder, place the powder onto the stung area, add some water and rub it in.

About the Author Steve Burge:
Steve Burge was the original founder of AppalachianTrail.com. He was a teacher for many years before starting a web development firm.
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