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Can wasp sting to cause infection?

Can wasp sting to cause infection?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I be worried about a dark mark left on the inside of my ankle after a wasp sting I got about 3 weeks ago?

Should I be worried about a dark mark left on the inside of my ankle after a wasp sting I got about 3 weeks ago?

Don't worry.: Any time you have damage to the skin you may be left with an area of darker pigmentation or sometimes even lighter pigmentation. A bite from a wasp will trigger significant inflammation at the site and may give you a dark spot that will gradually fade with time. Not to worry. This is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...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 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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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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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

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


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