[VIDEO] Survival Minutes | Toothpaste for Stings

Join former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley as he unveils a self-reliance hack for insect stings using ordinary toothpaste. Discover how toothpaste, a staple in every survivalist's bug-out-bag, can draw out venom and provide instant pain relief. Tune in for this “Survival Minute” and learn how to be a survivor, not a statistic.


The Inside Scoop 🎬:
- In this “Survival Minute” Courtley presents tips for treating insect stings.

- If stung by an insect, the first step is to promptly remove the stinger, preferably in the direction of hair growth.

- Toothpaste can be applied to a sting site and significantly reduce pain almost immediately.

- Toothpaste contains an astringent which helps to extract venom and menthol that provides a cooling sensation.

Transcript  🎞️: 
“Hey folks, this is former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley with your 4Patriots Survival Minute. Now let's say you just got stung by a bee, a yellowjacket, a wasp. First thing you want to do is you want to get that stinger out of there, okay? Generally speaking, if you can go with the direction of your hair... and you can try and get that out of there.

The next thing you want to do, which is really easy, is you can use toothpaste. Now toothpaste has what's called an astringent. It's a fancy word for saying it's a sponge that will help suck whatever venom's in your arm out. The other cool thing about using toothpaste, especially the white ones, is generally speaking, they have menthol in them, which is a cooling agent.

So between the astringent and the menthol, you're going to reduce any of the pain that you're going to feel from that sting almost immediately. Alright folks, this is Cade Courtley with your 4Patriots Survival Minute. Be a survivor, not a statistic.”

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