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A 69-year-old female asked:

I got stung several times by small wasps, the next day i had severe swelling and some pain, after two days it subsided but ten days later i was woken in the night with severe facial burning and my eyes were swollen shut?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Other than the wasp bites can you think of any other triggers of an allergic reaction? If not I think you had a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to those wasp bites. I recommend consulting an allergist to sort this out and to advise you about dangers of severe reactions to future wasp bites, preventative measures like carrying epipens,especially when outdoors&advisability of desensitization
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