Some of the trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will have active Wasp Hives hanging off them. Sometimes they’re visible on the front of the tree, but sometimes you won’t even notice them as they’re on the other side.
If you interact with a tree that has a Wasp Hive, maybe by chopping it down or shaking it, the Hive will fall and all the Wasps and Bees will swarm for you. You’ll be stung, and your character will have a slightly disfigured face. Luckily, there’s a quick cure for it.
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First, you should obviously avoid Wasp Hives if you can, as the stings are a slight inconvenience, at least when you’re unprepared. After being stunk, one of your eyes will remain swollen and closed. If you do damage a hive, at least pick it up after.
After being stung, you will need to consume some Medicine. Head to Timmy, who can be found in the Plaza if you’re still near the start of the game. Interact with him and tell him you want to see what he’s selling. Look for Medicine under the Miscellaneous section, it should be around 400 Bells.
Buy the Medicine and open up your inventory by pressing X on the Nintendo Switch. Hover over the medicine, select it and choose use. Your Wasp Stings will now be gone and your character returned to normal!