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Treatment For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: It not allergic - just have less symptom relief. If severely allergic - a person might actually die. ...Read more
Yes: It has both diphenhyradramine and tylenol. Clean area w soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. increments (10 on/10 off). Can try Tylenol, 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yellow Jacket: Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Tylenol, 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
Depends on severity: Of rxn. Swelling from a large local reaction can last for 48 hours up to one week. ...Read more
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