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Mahogany wasp stings

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Release of : Histamines. Enzymes in wasp venom break down cell walls ; degranulate mast cells which in turn leads to release of histamin resulting in symptims like... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
OUCH!: Localized pain, swelling, itching and redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea / vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to di... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Options: Severe allergic reactions can be treated with self- injectable Epinephrine (epi-pen or ana-kit). Even if you are feeling better, if you had developed ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: This is variable and greatly depends on whether the child has an allergy to the wasp venom. If the child shows any symptoms other than a local rednes... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is alright to : Worry. However, if you are not allergic - it is most likely that your reaction will consist of pain, swelling and redness at the site. For generalized... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Spray at night: Your local hardware store has sprays for this purpose. It's best to use them at night, when the wasps are in the nest and don't want to fly. However, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Being stung is painful. Some insects hurt more than others. The last time i was stung by a yellow jacket it hurt for about 3 days. If you are... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Benedryl/ baking sod: 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sting: Uncomplicated - pain will usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you are not: Allergic, you may not have any long -term sequella from the stings. However, if a person did have an allergy, the body's response could become more pr... Read More
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