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Wasp sting infection symptoms

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Not usually: A sting might cause a local infection if the area wasn't cleaned well soon after the sting and was later frequently scratched.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Secondary: There are cases of secondary infection. In that situation would seek medical attention.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Minutes : If you are allergic to the wasp sting, you will know it by 15 minutes in a majority of the cases.
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 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 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. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Local or general: Can be just hives and soon progresses to big swelling and then trouble breathing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wasp sting tips: 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 o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
See below: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area...Washing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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

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