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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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I had a wasp sting yesterday in my toe and during the last two hours it has swollen double size but does not hurt. What should I do?

I had a wasp sting yesterday in my toe and during the last two hours it has swollen double size but does not hurt. What should I do?

Ice and elevate: Sounds like this is a reaction to the sting. I'd recommend ice, elevating your foot, using nsaids (like ibuprofen), and benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...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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How to eliminate swelling from wasp sting? How do I get it to stop itching?

Wasp sting tips: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take 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, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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What to do about wasp sting?

Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by symptoms that occur away from the sight of the sting. Examples would include head-to-toe hives, shortness of breath, or throat discomfort. If the symptoms are local only, treat with ice and oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Can u die from a wasp sting?

Wasp sting: If you are allergic to a wasp sting and you have an anaphylactic reaction to the sting you could die that is why they have the bee sting epi pens that people can carry if they are allergic it is very rare to die from a wasp sting, however. ...Read more

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How can I treat a wasp sting?

How can I treat a wasp sting?

Baking soda mix: 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. Need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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How to take care of a wasp sting?

Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by symptoms that occur away from the sight of the sting. Examples would include head-to-toe hives, shortness of breath, or throat discomfort. If the symptoms are local only, treat with ice and oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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How do you neutralize a wasp sting?

Wasp sting: Make paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. ...Read more

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What to do for a wasp sting at home?

What to do for a wasp sting at home?

TLC: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. 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. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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How do you treat a severe wasp sting?

Wasp Stings: Clean 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. 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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What to do with a wasp sting besides ice?

What to do with a wasp sting besides ice?

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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I wish to know what to take for wasp sting?

I wish to know what to take for wasp sting?

Histamine release: If you are allergic to bees, when you are stung their venom is injected into your bloodstream....Then your body reacts by releasing histamine and other chemicals...This causes the allergic reaction.
See an allergist for a complete history and possibly skin testing.
After any sting (even mosquito etc) wash with alcohol or soap/water and apply cortisone cream. Maybe evn take an anti-histamine. ...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 wish to know what can I do for a wasp sting?

I wish to know what can I do for a wasp sting?

See below: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen iitchy "bump" in the area...Washing 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 go to er. ...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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I had a wasp sting, and I'm not sure what to do?

Wasp Sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. You can take 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, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...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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What is the definition or description of: wasp sting?

Wasp sting: 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 lasting around 3 days. ...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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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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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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Top remedy for a wasp sting?

Top remedy for a wasp sting?

Ice/ baking soda: 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 a tetanus shot every ten years. Wasps don't normally leave a. ...Read more

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What do I do for a red wasp sting?

What do I do for a red wasp sting?

Maybe nothing: Unless you are allergic to it, often a sting from a wasp will only cause some imediate local pain. Infection arising from a simple sting is quite rare. So, if it is not hurting/swelling, do nothing. If some redness, try some calamide/caladryl lotion. If really swollen, red, painful after 2-3 days, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me how to treat a wasp sting?

Please tell me how to treat a wasp sting?

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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Should I see a doctors after a wasp sting?

Maybe: If you have a mild reaction, No. If you develop hives all over your body or the swelling extends way beyond the site of the sting, then I would seek emergent medical attention. If you ave shortness of breath, then you need to 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