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How long does the pain last after a yellow jacket sting?

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Dr. Diane Minich answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Depends: It can last from a few hours to a few days. Icing the area helps.

Answered 7/28/2020

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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.

Answered 9/1/2019

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