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When to go to the er with a wasp sting?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Severe reaction: Some people have anaphylactic reactions to bites...If you suspect this see your doctor who may prescribe an epi pen for you to carry. Severe swelling, shortness of breath, are symptoms that require immediate medical attention / care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
For significant : Allergic symptoms or signs of secondary infection. Sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Severe allergic reactions may present with swelling of tongue, mouth, lips or throat; difficulty swallowing ; breathing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, hives, generalized weakness, confusion ; slurring of speech.** don't forget tetanus status either.

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