A 66-year-old male asked:
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how long does it take for swelling to go down after a few wasp stings? no allergies to insect stings/bites.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About a week: It will taper down over a week or so. If it itches, consider taking antihistamine.
Answered on May 19, 2017
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Dr. Douglas Berson
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wasp stings swelling: Sting reactions can normally take several days to go down but should be improving by then. It may take a week or more to resolve completely. If it is worsening or not improving then you should have it looked at. You could have developed a local skin infection at the site of the sting.
Answered on Sep 7, 2017
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