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How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt is it normal for yellow jacket stings to hurt really bad but not itch?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bradford Romans answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Yes: Yellow jacket stings are very painful and can hurt for hours.Soy sauce helps relieve the pain , applied directly asap.

Answered 7/12/2017


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yellow Jacket: Yellow jackets can sting and bite. Marked pain ; significant itching may be experienced for 1 to 2 hours. Lesser pain / tenderness can take several days to resolve. Swelling may continue to ^ after 24 hours. Swelling usually resolves within a week with redness lasting around 3 days. Pain without itching can occur.

Answered 10/5/2019



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