A 47-year-old member asked:
I had a wasp sting, and i'm not sure what to do?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wasp Sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What to do about wasp sting?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 17 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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Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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