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what can i do for a wasp bite very itchy?

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Dr. Vladimir Grebennikov
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Hydrocortisone OTC: The easiest way is to apply over-the counter 0.25% Hydrocortisone cream. And try to avoid the wasps, of course... Good luck.
Answered on Dec 31, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I believe that most : Wasps sting (but a yellow jacket can both bite ; sting). Wash area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling / itching. Elevate affected area for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
call 911.
Jan 18, 2014

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