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Ground wasp sting treatment

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Steps: Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
TX: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Baking soda mix: Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
TLC: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tyl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Histamine release: If you are allergic to bees, when you are stung their venom is injected into your bloodstream....Then your body reacts by releasing histamine and othe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Insect allergy: Reactions to wasp bite are very common. You can react to the venom as a small rash with pain because of the toxins in the venom, which most of us will... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ice/ baking soda: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take meds like tylenol... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe nothing: Unless you are allergic to it, often a sting from a wasp will only cause some imediate local pain. Infection arising from a simple sting is quite rare... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and ta... Read More

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