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How Do You Avoid Wasps Stinging You Does Off Spray Work Against Wasps Too
Clean the area: Clean the area and apply "after bite".Warm compress, etc. ...Read more
If my two y/o is stung by a wasp/bee, what is the best way to ease the pain quickly? And can he have a topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray? Any other tips? Thanks!
One fast remedy: How about applying a paste made up of a 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda. It is a very soothing. ...Read more
It is reported to: An anti-wasp spray can be made from a well mixed concoction of 1 part liquid dish washing soap ; 3 parts of water. This can be sprayed on wasps or their nests with either spray bottle or a hose end sprayer. Be aware however, that there is the possibility of being stung. Wear protective covering over face, eyes, body ; ensure that family members, pets ; neighbors are protected. ...Read more
Spray at night: Your local hardware store has sprays for this purpose. It's best to use them at night, when the wasps are in the nest and don't want to fly. However, there is a risk of getting stung. If you don't want to take this risk, particularly if you've ever had an allergic reaction to an insect sting, it is best to call a local pest extermination to get rid of the nest. Let the pros take the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: If truly and severely allergic, treatment at home or outside the hospital would be with an Epipen (or Epipen jr.) and then going to the er. If just mildly itchy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone creams. In between reactions would require evaluation by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benedryl/ baking sod: 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, (acetaminophen) 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. ...Read more
Sting: Uncomplicated - pain will usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours. ...Read more
If you are not: Allergic, you may not have any long -term sequella from the stings. However, if a person did have an allergy, the body's response could become more pronounced if you were to be stung again. ...Read more
Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more
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