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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp sting: 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Basil Harris
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
At least for 4-6 hrs: Most serious reactions will occur immediately or within the first 30 minutes. However reactions can be delayed and you want to stay alert and vigilant ... 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wasps: An anti-wasp spray can be made from a well mixed concoction of 1 part liquid dish washing soap ; 3 parts of water. This can be sprayed on wasps with e ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
STING: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
Benedryl: Oral benedryl to reduce itching, nsaids (motrin) to reduce pain/swelling) and topical neosporin to prevent local skin infection (esp from scratching).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Wasp bite: Wasp bites reaction could last days due to the venom reaction in the skin. Those more sensitive to bites may benefit from oral antihistamines and cor ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The force is with ya: No. Vemon testing is only appropriate once one or multiple stings have lead to a systematic reaction. The only questionable exception is the person wi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Stinger: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
1-2-3: 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 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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