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what to do for a wasp sting on the finger

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Possibly : Can you post a picture? Does seem like a bite reaction but then without having it examined or seeing it can be difficult to be sure
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Sting: How is now? Is it setteling. If no pain and no swelling and finger is moving fine- give it time. Else see a GP.
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Normal?: If the stinger is left in there will be a foreign body reaction where the body will encapsulate it and it may form an abscess. Sounds like that is wh ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
TLC: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tyl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp 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 10 ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wasp Sting: Clean area w soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. increments (10 on/10 off). Can try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or motrin for pain or Ben ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ice/ baking soda: 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Swelling return: 2 possible causes of that swelling could be a small hematoma(blood collection from bleeding from the bite) or an early collection of pus which would u ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: Most often the pain resolves within 24 to 72 hours.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
24 to 72 hours: Uncomplicated sting - usually 24 to 72 hours.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Compress & neosporin: Clean the bite with soap and water. Cold compress, neosporin and watch for spread of infection: increasing redness, swelling, discharge and warmth a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Wasp sting: If you are allergic to a wasp sting and you have an anaphylactic reaction to the sting you could die that is why they have the bee sting epi pens th ... Read More
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