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How long after a wasp sting would a reaction occur if someone was to have an allergic reaction?

How long after a wasp sting would a reaction occur if someone was to have an allergic reaction?

Soon: From within minutes to 2 hrs better keep Epipen twin pack with you and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroid with you. Avoid scent and flowery clothes. ...Read more

Wasp Sting (Definition)

Penetration of wasp's stinger into flesh. Marked pain & significant itching may be experienced for 1 to 2 hours. Lesser pain / tenderness can take several days to resolve. Swelling may continue to ^ after 24 hours. Swelling usually resolves within a week with redness ...Read more


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How to determine if I have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting?

How to determine if I have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting?

Local or general: Can be just hives and soon progresses to big swelling and then trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Sting: Did you get stung? Did you see the insect?
A local reaction in an adult of this size is normal and does not constitute an allergy, but you have to make sure it was a stinging insect and not a tick. ...Read more

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Wasp sting if allergic how long before symptoms show?

Minutes: If you are allergic to the wasp sting, you will know it by 15 minutes in a majority of the cases. ...Read more

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What are common wasp sting allergic reactions?

What are common wasp sting allergic reactions?

Local: Most sting reactions cause local symptoms: swelling, itchiness, redness. Very rarely can one see a patient develop systemic allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I had an anaphylactic reaction 3 days ago from a wasp sting. My hives are gone as of today, but I still feel slightly foggy. Is this normal?

I had an anaphylactic reaction 3 days ago from a wasp sting. My hives are gone as of today, but I still feel slightly foggy. Is this normal?

Yes: Common to feel this for few days, better rest, check your blood pressure, could be a side effect of antihistaminic you might be on, please see an allergist for assessment, you might be a candidate for specific immunotherapy, which yields excellent results, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, please be careful, keep an epinephrine pen and an antihistaminic handy ...Read more

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How long does swelling from a wasp sting last?

How long does swelling from a wasp sting last?

Wasp Sting: Swelling from a large local reaction may last 48 hour up to one week. ...Read more

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What would help if you're allergic to a wasp sting? Or beesting?

What would help if you're allergic to a wasp sting? Or beesting?

Allergic response: Call 911 for difficulty breathing, wheezing, tight throat, chest discomfort, difficulty swallowing, coughing, confusion, slurred speech or swelling of tongue, lips or throat. If you have an epi-pen - use it. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. OR: Mix water & activated charcoal - ...Read more

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Why was I allergic to a wasp sting just this one time?

Wasp allergy: You did not define your allergic reaction, but I assume it was beyond a local skin reaction. In that case, such reactions do occur spontaneously in people, especially if you suffer from nasal allergies, and you should immediately have en Epipen (epinephrine) on you at all times and consult an allergist for testing and treatment options. You can be cured with venom desensitization. ...Read more

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What to do about a wasp sting and I'm allergic?

What to do about a wasp sting and I'm allergic?

Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read more

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What to do with wasp sting and might be allergic?

Agree c Dr. Novick: Wash area w soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Elevate affected area for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...Read more

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Wasp sting to upper lip how long does swelling last?

Wasp sting to upper lip how long does swelling last?

Which type of wasp?: The yellow jacket (one form of wasp) can cause swelling that may last up to a week. ...Read more

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Went to ER yesterday for wasp sting/i'm allergic. Today it's nobetter actually worse n looks bruised an painful. I got antibodies but nothing for pain?

Went to ER yesterday for wasp sting/i'm allergic. Today it's nobetter actually worse n looks bruised an painful. I got antibodies but nothing for pain?

Ice and elevate: Ice, elevation and anti inflammatories such as aleve, motrin, Ibuprofen and advil will help decrease redness and swelling and help with pain, topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will decrease the reaction as well. Topical and oral antibiotics help if there is infection. ...Read more

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Went to ER yesterday for wasp sting/i'm allergic. Today it's nobetter actually worse n looks bruised an painful. I got antibodies but nothing for pain?

Went to ER yesterday for wasp sting/i'm allergic. Today it's nobetter actually worse n looks bruised an painful. I got antibodies but nothing for pain?

Ice and elevate: Ice, elevation and anti inflammatories such as aleve, motrin, Ibuprofen and advil will help decrease redness and swelling and help with pain, topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will decrease the reaction as well. Topical and oral antibiotics help if there is infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat a wasp sting on a young child?

Remedies: 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, (acetaminophen) 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a wasp sting and it has not stop the swelling for at least 17 hours?

?: I don't understand. If it is still swollen after 17 hours that can be normal. But, it is progressively and significantly swelling, I would go to your er. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. ...Read more

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Can wasp sting to cause infection?

Secondary: There are cases of secondary infection. In that situation would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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When to go to the ER with a wasp sting?

Severe reaction: Some people have anaphylactic reactions to bites...If you suspect this see your doctor who may prescribe an epi pen for you to carry. Severe swelling, shortness of breath, are symptoms that require immediate medical attention / care. ...Read more

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Wasp sting that has redneas and swelling?

Wasp sting: Sorry to hear and know it really hurts. Apply cold compress and call you Dr. Office for advice. They know you best. ...Read more

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Can hives caused by a wasp sting last for a month?

Can hives caused by a wasp sting last for a month?

See a dermatologist: Since the hives have been there for such a long time I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a wasp sting, is there any bacteria in the sting?

Possibly: Any time there is a break in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) bacteria may be introduced into the break, but wasp stings seldom result in secondary bacterial infection if the stinger is removed. They can, but seldom do. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more