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How can i make it so i get the pain of a wasp sting to go away?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wasp sting remedies: 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. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. Cont'd.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
If you have a know allergy then this is the time to use your epi –pen with Emergency Room treatment to follow.
Apr 10, 2013

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