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How fast can I make my centipede sting go away?

How fast can I make my centipede sting go away?

12 hours or less: Little critters can certainly sting! wash with water. Use cool compresses every 10 minutes. Talk with your doc if the sting lasts for more than 12 hours or you have serious symptoms [headache, palpitations, sick to your stomach/barfing, feel nervous, see red streaks, or a painful swelling of the lymph nodes]. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a centipede sting?

What sort of problem is a centipede sting?

Not serious: Typically causes temporary redness, swelling, pain, and or itching, occasionally with swollen glands on the affected side, but generally not serious. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my centipede sting. Should i?

If infected: If it localized itvwill resolve.If it is warm and swollen it may require antibiotics from doctor. ...Read more

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Can a centipede sting be dangerous to a child? How can you tell the crawly thing is a centipede?

Rarely: Symptoms which are most likely to develop include: severe pain, which is usually in proportion to the size of the centipede;swelling and redness; swollen, painful lymph nodes in the regions of the bitten limb; headache;palpitations or a racing pulse;nausea and vomiting;anxiety;local itching and burning sensations...(.From wikipedia). Most centipedes stings are not life threatening. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of centipede sting?

What's the best treatment to get rid of centipede sting?

Symptomatic relief: Centipedes have a painful bite and may cause swelling. The biggest concern is secondary infection, so wash the area with soap and water and watch carefully for signs of infection(pus, expanding redness).Hot compress may help reduce the pain, or an ice pack to relieve swelling. Over the counter pain relievers can be used as well as Hydrocortisone cream for itching. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with centipede sting?

Centipede bite: Wash the wound with water ; soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID for pain. Antihistamines can be used for itching. Check your tetanus status. If skin in the area is necrotic then you will need wound care. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

Treat symptoms: With a centipede bite it will likely be a very irritating reaction locally to the skin. Would recommend cortisone cream and try to keep wound clean with antibiotic ointment or cream. If severe see your doctor. ...Read more

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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about centipede sting. Is that ok?

At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about centipede sting. Is that ok?

Let me explian: It is not okay, you have make to tell your phscian any think could effect your health, becuse cetipede sting could cuse muscle break down, or ekg changes. ...Read more

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I think i may have cut the inside of my vagina shaving and it stings now will this go away?

I think i may have cut the inside of my vagina shaving and it stings now will this go away?

Yes.: Mucous membranes typically heal quickly; just keep the area clean to minimize the chance of infection. And needless to say, take your time and be careful in the future while shaving delicate areas. ...Read more