A 31-year-old member asked:
how can you remove a wasp stinger after it has been embedded for a day?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stinger: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. By the way, usually bees leave a stinger.
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Last updated Apr 19, 2015
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