The myth of vinegar to treat a wasp sting

Once again as the wasp sting seasons comes to a peak here in the UK the media are full of articles about the problem our citizens face.  Whilst much of the article I came across in the Daily Mail makes sense (especially the fact that wasps do have a a very important ecological function) it must also be declared that once again they are peddling the myth that vinegar helps in treating wasp stings.

Please see the page on my own website which talks about the different treatments which people suggest work fantastically – these include vinegar but the sheer variety and mass of treatments probably means that psychology and rubbing is much more important than the actual ointment or product applied.

David I Glaser