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How to determine if I have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting?

How to determine if I have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting?

Local or general: Can be just hives and soon progresses to big swelling and then trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Wasp Sting (Definition)

Penetration of wasp's stinger into flesh. 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 ...Read more


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Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Sting: Did you get stung? Did you see the insect? A local reaction in an adult of this size is normal and does not constitute an allergy, but you have to make sure it was a stinging insect and not a tick. ...Read more

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What are common wasp sting allergic reactions?

What are common wasp sting allergic reactions?

Local: Most sting reactions cause local symptoms: swelling, itchiness, redness. Very rarely can one see a patient develop systemic allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I had an anaphylactic reaction 3 days ago from a wasp sting. My hives are gone as of today, but I still feel slightly foggy. Is this normal?

I had an anaphylactic reaction 3 days ago from a wasp sting. My hives are gone as of today, but I still feel slightly foggy.  Is this normal?

Yes: common to feel this for few days, better rest, check your blood pressure, could be a side effect of antihistaminic you might be on, please see an allergist for assessment, you might be a candidate for specific immunotherapy, which yields excellent results, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, please be careful, keep an epinephrine pen and an antihistaminic handy ...Read more

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What to do about a wasp sting and i'm allergic?

What to do about a wasp sting and i'm allergic?

Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read more

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What to do with wasp sting and might be allergic?

Agree c Dr. Novick: Wash area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Elevate affected area for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read more

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Why was i allergic to a wasp sting just this one time?

Wasp allergy: You did not define your allergic reaction, but i assume it was beyond a local skin reaction. In that case, such reactions do occur spontaneously in people, especially if you suffer from nasal allergies, and you should immediately have en Epipen (epinephrine) on you at all times and consult an allergist for testing and treatment options. You can be cured with venom desensitization. ...Read more

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What would help if you're allergic to a wasp sting? Or beesting?

What would help if you're allergic to a wasp sting? Or beesting?

Allergic response: Call 911 for difficulty breathing, wheezing, tight throat, chest discomfort, difficulty swallowing, coughing, confusion, slurred speech or swelling of tongue, lips or throat. If you have an epi-pen - use it. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. OR: Mix water & activated charcoal - ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more