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Doctor insights on: Treatment For A Yellow Jacket Sting

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How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt ?

How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt ?

Yellow jackets: The pain from a yellow jack sting usually completely resolves within 24 to 72 hours. However, in my experience the pain began to lessen within a few hours. ...Read more

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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


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How long does the pain last after a yellow jacket sting?

Yellow jacket: Yellow jackets can sting and bite. 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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Could you tell me what happens if you wait to treat a yellow jacket sting?

That depends: It not allergic - just have less symptom relief. If severely allergic - a person might actually die. ...Read more

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How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt is it normal for yellow jacket stings to hurt really bad but not itch?

How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt is it normal for yellow jacket stings to hurt really bad but not itch?

Yellow Jacket: Yellow jackets can sting and bite. 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. Pain without itching can occur. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that a yellow jacket sting, one week later, is still red, swollen and very itchy?

Is it infected?: Yellow jackets scrounge garbage cans & picnic tables - there's always a worry that their stingers might be contaminated with germs. Considering the number of yellow jacket stings & the few that become infected it's probably not that big a concern. Infections usually hurt rather than itch. Stings will be red & swollen regardless of infection. If you're not sure have a physician take a look. ...Read more

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My toe swelled up after a yellow jacket sting four days ago.Now the swelling is down but there are two blister-likebubbles. Should I pop them or leave?

My toe swelled up after a yellow jacket sting four days ago.Now the swelling is down but there are two blister-likebubbles. Should I pop them or leave?

Either way: If the blisters bother you they can be drained. If you use a sterile needle the blister can be drained by slowly sticking the blister(but not the skin) and letting the fluid out. Do not remove the top skin, it will peel off later. If they do not bother you they can be left alone and will eventually drain and dry up. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a yellow jacket wasp sting?

What can I do to treat a yellow jacket wasp sting?

Sting remedy: 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. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. Cont'd. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i go to doc with my yellow jacket sting?

Don't usually need : To see doctor if uncomplicated.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, lounge swelling? - call 911. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do after yellow jacket sting?

What do you think I should do after yellow jacket sting?

Yellow Jacket: 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. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus shot – get it updated. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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How long will swelling from yellow jacket sting last?

How long will swelling from yellow jacket sting last?

Depends on severity: Of rxn. Swelling from a large local reaction can last for 48 hours up to one week. ...Read more