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what to do for wasp sting and swelling?

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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.
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How do I reduce the swelling of the wasp sting?

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Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. 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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area.
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How long does swelling from a wasp sting last?

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Swelling from a LARGE LOCAL reaction may last 48 hour up to one week.
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Is swelling from a wasp sting normal on day 2?

Yes, can happen

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It isn't uncommon to still have some progression of swelling after 24 hours. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. 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. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing?
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Is my swelling from a wasp sting and How can I reduce it ?

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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. Insure that your tetanus status is up to date. Tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911!
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Which products could i use to reduce the swelling of a wasp sting?

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Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, aspirin or motrin for pain or benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Tetanus shot is needed every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.
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What can I do to reduce swelling from a wasp sting?

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Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, aspirin or motrin for pain or benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.
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How do i eliminate some of the swelling of a wasp sting?

Wasp sting tips

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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. Raise affected area. You need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911!
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What can you do to relieve the pain and the swelling from a wasp sting?

Ice/ baking soda

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Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. 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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area.
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What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of swelling caused by a wasp sting?

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Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, aspirin or motrin for pain or benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911.
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