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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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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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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, 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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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. ...Read more

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How to take care of a wasp sting?

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. ...Read more

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What to do with wasp sting and might be allergic?

Agree c Dr. Novick: Wash 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. 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! ...Read more

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What to do with a wasp sting besides ice?

What to do with a wasp sting besides ice?

Use EpiPEN, 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, which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read more

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Can u die from a wasp sting?

Wasp sting: If you are allergic to a wasp sting and you have an anaphylactic reaction to the sting you could die that is why they have the bee sting epi pens that people can carry if they are allergic it is very rare to die from a wasp sting, however. ...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, 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, which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...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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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


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