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how much time should i be alert for emergency symptoms after being stung by a 8 wasps?

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Dr. Basil Harris
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
At least for 4-6 hrs: Most serious reactions will occur immediately or within the first 30 minutes. However reactions can be delayed and you want to stay alert and vigilant for many hours after multiple stings.

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According to popular knowledge, when you are bitten by wasps or bees you must put mud on affected part. Really have benefits?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Home remedy...: that we used to use all the time as kids. It felt good, it was cool, it kept the swelling down, and we could keep playing outside, but that's about it. A cold washcloth or ice pack would do just as much. Whatever you do, make sure you get the stinger out.

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