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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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Could it happen that a bee sting neutralize a wasp sting?

Could it happen that a bee sting neutralize a wasp sting?

I don't think so: I have not heard of that. But I would not try to temp a bee to sting me just to test it out. Both cause a release of histamines - so you are likely just to develop more of an reaction. ...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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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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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

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How do I treat a wasp sting if big and red?

Don't know what big: ; red is for you. 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! seek medical care for milder allergic. ...Read more

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What to do to a wasp sting and I'm diabetic?

Wasp Sting: 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. Monitor closely for any signs of infection. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! ...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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Is swelling from a wasp sting normal on day 2?

Is swelling from a wasp sting normal on day 2?

Yes, can happen: It isn't uncommon to still have some progression of swelling after 24 hours. 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. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? ...Read more

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How do I reduce the swelling of the wasp sting?

Ice: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. 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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. ...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 can I do to reduce swelling from a wasp sting?

Ice: 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 about wasp sting that is read and swollen?

What to do about wasp sting that is read and swollen?

Supportive care: Swelling and redness solely around the sting is also known as a large local reaction. Cold compresses, topical steroid creams, and oral antihistamines such as zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful. Depending on the extent of the swelling, some patients require prednisone. ...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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How do I eliminate some of the swelling of a wasp sting?

How do I eliminate some of the swelling of a wasp sting?

Wasp sting tips: 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. Raise affected area. You need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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Is my swelling from a wasp sting and how can I reduce it?

Is my swelling from a wasp sting and how can I reduce it?

Wasp? Uncertain: 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. Insure that your tetanus status is up to date. Tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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Which products could I use to reduce the swelling of a wasp sting?

Which products could I use to reduce the swelling of a wasp sting?

See below: 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. Tetanus shot is needed every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve the pain and the swelling from a wasp sting?

Ice/ baking soda: Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card. 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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. ...Read more

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I have a wasp sting...It's read and itchy. Got stung two days ago....Normal?

I have a wasp sting...It's read and itchy. Got stung two days ago....Normal?

Wasp sting: It sounds like a normal reaction to a wasp sting. Apply an ice pack to it several times a day to reduce the swelling and itching. ...Read more

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I have a wasp sting that is really swollen, what would you suggest I put on it?

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 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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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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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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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

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