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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

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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

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Treating Bee Stings (Checklist)

Apply a cold pack to the sting
10 min, Once for 1 Days
Take an antihistamine
Once
If difficulty breathing, throat tight, or generalized hives, go to ER
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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

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Treating Bee Stings (Checklist)

Remove the stinger
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If red around area, take Benadryl, consider an ER visit
Once
If having breathing problems, call 911, and go to ER
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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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