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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Is it normal 12 hours after wasp sting for area to be swollen, rash, itchy and pain?

Is it normal 12 hours after wasp sting for area to be swollen, rash, itchy and pain?

WASP STING ITCHY: YES. WASP STINGS CAN BE ITCHY, HOT, SWOLLEN, AND PAINFUL FOR HOURS FOLLOWING A STING. A PASTE MADE OF UNSEASONED MEAT TENDERIZER WITH A FEW DROPS OF WATER CAN HELP IF DONE AS SOON AS THE STINGS ARE NOTICED. OVER THE COUNTER CORTISONE CREAMS CAN OFTEN HELP. FOR PERSISTENT ITCHING, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. GOOD LUCK. ...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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I have a wasp sting on the top of my knee cap is it normal for the are to be red and heat coming from it?

I have a wasp sting on the top of my knee cap is it normal for the are to be red and heat coming from it?

Yes, every body has-: -different reactions to stings. It is due to the toxin injected by the wasp. If an infection develops you will have more pain, & fever and a change in symptoms you will notice. Then call your PCP. ...Read more

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Wasp sting yesterday upper R arm, area very red/swollen/itchy today (3in diam), some wheezing, SOB, dizziness this AM - delayed anaphylaxis?

Wasp sting yesterday upper R arm, area very red/swollen/itchy today (3in diam), some wheezing, SOB, dizziness this AM - delayed anaphylaxis?

Rare but possible: It is exceedingly rare, but not unheard of, to have delayed anaphylaxis to a sting, and the mechanism, of course, is unexplainable (theoretically, perhaps, T-cell mediated anaphylaxis to peptide components). Regardless, you should be seen urgently for a proper assessment of your airway, and treatment as indicated. A referral to allergist should be the next step. ...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

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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

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