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Wasp stings swelling after 24 hours

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Please go to ER: That's a bad reaction to wasp sting, it might progress, keep epipen handy,and keep taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) better go to ER, and fix an appoi... Read More
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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Insect allergy..: Agree with Dr Al Hegab. It is important to know that bee allergy (which commonly occurs with wasps and other stinging insects) can be deadly. Hives ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
? : I don't understand. If it is still swollen after 17 hours that can be normal. But, it is progressively and significantly swelling, i would go to your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Allergic reaction: The appropriate treatment would be oral antihistamines and cool soaks to the foot , that should cause the swelling to disappear
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes, can happen: It isn't uncommon to still have some progression of swelling after 24 hours. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ice: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Wasp ? Uncertain: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Mo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See below: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and ta... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Wasp sting tips: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Mo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ice/ baking soda: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments... Read More
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