While playing in a park, a child was stung by a wasp

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While playing in a park, a child was stung by a wasp. Some elders suggested applying paste of baking soda and others lemon juice as remedy. Which remedy do you think is appropriate and why?

Answer:
Wasp sting inject a liquid in the skin which is acidic in nature. Hence, baking soda is the appropriate remedy, as it is basic in nature and neutralises the acid.