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how to take care of a wasp sting?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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).
Answered on Sep 18, 2016
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Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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).
Answered on Jun 12, 2012

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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Usually: Most often the pain resolves within 24 to 72 hours.
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About a week: It will taper down over a week or so. If it itches, consider taking antihistamine.
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