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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can wasp sting to cause infection?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Not usually: A sting might cause a local infection if the area wasn't cleaned well soon after the sting and was later frequently scratched.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Secondary: There are cases of secondary infection. In that situation would seek medical attention.
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