Rated 5.0/5 based on 15 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Wasp Stings Swelling

Share
1

1
What to do for wasp sting and swelling?

What to do for wasp sting and swelling?

Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read more

Get help now ›
Dr. Buck Parker
11 years in practice
313K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. David Schleimer
1,501 doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Buck Parker
11 years in practice
313K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
4

4
Got stung by a wasp on my lip. 2 hrs ago breathing is ok took Benadryl but it's swollen bad took 2 Motrin too when well the swelling leave my face?

Got stung by a wasp on my lip. 2 hrs ago breathing is ok took Benadryl but it's swollen bad took 2 Motrin too when well the swelling leave my  face?

I would ice area: As well. Also keep taking benedryl Will help keep things less swollen. It will take several hours for swelling to start to subside. But may take sig longer for things to completely go away. ...Read more

Get help now ›
5

5
Stung by a wasp 3 days ago on my eye brow, swelling on both eyes and forehead. Taking Benadryl should I see a doctor for steroid shot? Or wait it out?

Wait a bit: Keep ice on it frequently and add Zantac 150 mg twice a day for couple days. Although usually for reflux, it also blocks histamine and can help remediate this swelling. Steroids are powerful meds and should be used with care. Be well! ...Read more

Get help now ›
6

6
What is the treatment for wasp stings?

What is the treatment for  wasp stings?

Benadryl,ice, epi: For local reactions Benadryl and ice will help. Tylenol would be reasonable for pain. However, if there is a systemic reaction (hives, breathing difficulty, faintness), then Epinephrine (epi-pen and others) should be given im and the patient should go to the er. For patients with systemic reactions venom immunotherapy (desensitization) is strongly recommended. ...Read more

Get help now ›
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified
11 years in practice
313K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
How to know what is best treatment for wasp stings?

Meat tenderizer: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal into a paste & apply.Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

Get help now ›
8

8
Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Wasp stings: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

Get help now ›
9

9
What to do for a wasp sting at home?

What to do for a wasp sting at home?

TLC: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

Get help now ›

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
11 years in practice
313K people helped
Continue
67,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook