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how long will a wasp sting stay swollen

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alyson Simpson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Supportive care: Swelling and redness solely around the sting is also known as a large local reaction. Cold compresses, topical steroid creams, and oral antihistamine ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What to do.: Wash area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp Sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Please obtain medical evaluation.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
WASP STING ITCHY: YES. WASP STINGS CAN BE ITCHY, HOT, SWOLLEN, AND PAINFUL FOR HOURS FOLLOWING A STING. A PASTE MADE OF UNSEASONED MEAT TENDERIZER WITH A FEW DROPS OF W ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ice and elevate: Sounds like this is a reaction to the sting. I'd recommend ice, elevating your foot, using nsaids (like ibuprofen), and benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp Sting: Clean area w soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. increments (10 on/10 off). Can try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or motrin for pain or Ben ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bee sting: You are describing some regional hypersensitivity with excessive swelling of surrounding areas. I would be concerned about a developing bee sting al ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rare but possible: It is exceedingly rare, but not unheard of, to have delayed anaphylaxis to a sting, and the mechanism, of course, is unexplainable (theoretically, per ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp Sting: Swelling from a large local reaction may last 48 hour up to one week.
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