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A 34-year-old member asked:

How to take care of a wasp sting?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by symptoms that occur away from the sight of the sting. Examples would include head-to-toe hives, shortness of breath, or throat discomfort. If the symptoms are local only, treat with ice and oral benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by symptoms that occur away from the sight of the sting. Examples would include head-to-toe hives, shortness of breath, or throat discomfort. If the symptoms are local only, treat with ice and oral benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

I wish to know what to take for wasp sting?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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 other chemicals...This causes the allergic reaction. See an allergist for a complete history and possibly skin testing. After any sting(even mosquito etc) wash with alcohol or soap/water and apply cortisone cream..Maybe evn take an anti-histamine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a wasp sting to heal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Usually: Most often the pain resolves within 24 to 72 hours.
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