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Old 06-02-2006, 09:09 AM
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All these posts about old home remedies made me remember my Daddy's cure for bee and wasp stings...tobacco juice. I was always trying to catch 'king' and 'queen' bees when I was growing up and until I learned to really tell the difference I sometimes got a bumble bee by mistake. My Dad would always spit a mouthful of tobacco juice on it to take away the sting. It worked.
And how many have ever rubbed the top of a catfish's head on the sting when you got barbed by an old catfish fin?
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:21 AM
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have tried and still use the juice on stings .......


never heard about the catfish head thing ....
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:22 AM
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I don't know if it works or not buy my daughter got stung by something the other day and I put a hunk of slightly used snuff on it and about thirty minutes later you could barely see the bite? She also quit crying shortly after I put it on there? Never heard the catfish thing?
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:23 AM
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Tobacco juice works well on jelly fish too. I had a Porteguese man of war get on me when I was little and it wrapped around my torso pretty good, that was some pain! The tobacco really helped the stinging.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:26 AM
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And how many have ever rubbed the top of a catfish's head on the sting when you got barbed by an old catfish fin?
Have heard the catfish thing...but it was always the "other" end used to rub with.
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I`ve used both techniques and they seem to work.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:41 AM
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my grandpaw always moistened pipe tobacco for stings, he used the catfish "slime" for finnings also.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:55 AM
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use the juice for stings all the time...seems to work good...thankfully haven't been finned by a catfish yet but i'll have to try that if i ever do
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:05 AM
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Tobacco juice works well on jelly fish too. I had a Porteguese man of war get on me when I was little and it wrapped around my torso pretty good, that was some pain! The tobacco really helped the stinging.
Whew, that was a wad of chaw there. I have had man o wars wrap around me a few times and man do they hurt. Like somebody putting out 100 cigarettes on your skin.

I have used tobacco juice from time to time on stings before. Works better than anything else.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:20 AM
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As a child in the 60's I had to use the tobacco many times. Grandfather and uncle ran several trot lines at Clarks hill and I would go check the lines with them.They always told me not to get finned by a cat and I never did so i don't know about the cure for being finned. Never head rubbing of the cats head on it though.But if I do I'll try it.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:26 AM
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my daddy one time tore up a cigerette and moistened the tobacco and put it on a wasp sting i got. i guess it worked cause i'm alive today!.........my granny always put a dab of baking soda on the sting and poured a few drops of vinegar on it and it would fizz up, that still works for me today.........
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If I am not mistaken, the amonia in tobacco helps draw out the venom and make the pain and swelling go away (I guess like the bite/sting pens). Vinegar and baking soda work as well.

Never heard about the catfish, though.
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Remember my Daddy and Uncle Cleve putting tobacco juice, or ambeer as Cleve would call it, on bee stings many times. Have I ever told y'all how a cat reacts when you spit ambeer in his eyes?

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I`ve used both techniques and they seem to work.
same here......
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Baccer has alot of uses chewing is the best one but you can use it for stings as well
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A little meat tenderizer works as well
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nuttin like a pinch between the cheeck and gum, waitin for a bee to happen a round
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my granny used to wipe her snuff juice on me every time I got stung. I don't recall it ever doing any good, but I sure do miss it
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Heard of them both and done them both.
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Used wet tobacco on stings. Never heard of using the catfish head, but rubbed the belly of a catfish on catfish stickings and it seemed to work.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:45 PM
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My grandmother swore by putting cutting an onion and putting on a bee sting. She dipped snuff too, and used that sometimes.
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Dern my old Pappy must have heard it wrong,he used to use a lit pall mall to the sting,it did make you forget about the sting tho.
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both work for me Bacca /Catfish but
Dont know about the cats head deal :I've always just rubbed some slime off the catfish that poked ya with his fin on the wound -it stops hurting.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:16 PM
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My mom and dad used it all the time on us as kids.

I've got a pretty strong stomach and sites usually don't get me that bad, but as a kid, I'd rather put up with the pain than to have that crap on me..
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:08 PM
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The tobacco really works. The catfish slime is - I AM A POTTY MOUTH -- I AM A POTTY MOUTH - on saltwater cats. May work on freshwater I'm not sure.
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