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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
28 years experience Pathology
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
25 years experience Pediatrics
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on severity: If truly and severely allergic, treatment at home or outside the hospital would be with an Epipen (or Epipen jr.) and then going to the er. If just m ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
34 years experience Podiatry
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sting: Uncomplicated - pain will usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours.

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