U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 36-year-old member asked:

What do you do for wasp stings if allergic?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options: Severe allergic reactions can be treated with self- injectable Epinephrine (epi-pen or ana-kit). Even if you are feeling better, if you had developed problems with breathing, hives or swelling of your lips, tongue, throart or mouth- you still need to get medical care. This is because the symptoms can return. Antihistamines help allergic reactions. Call – 911 for a severe allergic reaction.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 48-year-old member asked:

How do you treat wasp stings if you're allergic?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on severity: If truly and severely allergic, treatment at home or outside the hospital would be with an Epipen (or Epipen jr.) and then going to the er. If just mildly itchy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone creams. In between reactions would require evaluation by a physician.

Related questions

A 23-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 17-year-old female asked about a 48-year-old female:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 2, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.