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What to do about wasp sting?

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).

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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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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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What would help if you're allergic to a wasp sting? Or beesting?

What would help if you're allergic to a wasp sting? Or beesting?

Allergic response: Call 911 for difficulty breathing, wheezing, tight throat, chest discomfort, difficulty swallowing, coughing, confusion, slurred speech or swelling of tongue, lips or throat. If you have an epi-pen - use it. Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. OR: Mix water & activated charcoal -

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How to treat a wasp sting on tongue?

How to treat a wasp sting on tongue?

Treat symptoms: Lots of herbal remedies available. See your medical professional.

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How sore is a wasp sting? Is it as sore as a blood test or injection?

Wasp sting is more: Painful usually. However - amt of pain depends of type of wasp (for instance hornets & yellow jackets are both waps). Hornet stings are usually more painful than other wasps because their venom contains 5% acetylcholine. Some hornet species have extremely toxic venom. The Asian Giant hornet has the most dangerous venom & is responsible for many deaths every year. Yellow jackets can sting & bite!

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Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Sting: Did you get stung? Did you see the insect? A local reaction in an adult of this size is normal and does not constitute an allergy, but you have to make sure it was a stinging insect and not a tick.

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Why do you use baking soda to take care of an ant bite, but vinegar to take care of a wasp sting?

Baking soda poultice: Baking soda can be used for both. Mix water and baking soda to the point that it is sticky - apply to bite or sting site.

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