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Doctor insights on: Wasp Venom Medication

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How can I take care of a wasp bite?

How can I take care of a wasp bite?

STING: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. 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. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. ...Read more

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What is the most effect way to treat a wasp bite?

What is the most effect way to treat a wasp bite?

Benedryl: Oral benedryl to reduce itching, nsaids (motrin) to reduce pain/swelling) and topical neosporin to prevent local skin infection (esp from scratching). ...Read more

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How can you remove a wasp stinger after it has been embedded for a day?

How can you remove a wasp stinger after it has been embedded for a day?

Stinger: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. 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. By the way, usually bees leave a stinger. ...Read more

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What should I be watching for after baby was stung by a wasp?

What should I be watching for after baby was stung by a wasp?

Breathing problems: Biggest worry with any kind of allergic reaction is breathing problems. If there is swelling of the face, lips, or eyes then go to the er or doctor immediately. If wheezing or labored breathing or gasping for air then call 911/go to er.
However most stings just cause an local reaction at the site of the sting - swelling, pain, redness, warmth. Treat with cold compress, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and Benadryl cream. ...Read more

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How come my wasp stings itch so much?

How come my wasp stings itch so much?

Release of: Histamines. Enzymes in wasp venom break down cell walls ; degranulate mast cells which in turn leads to release of histamin resulting in symptims like itching, swelling ; pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of wasp stings?

What are the symptoms of wasp stings?

OUCH!: Localized pain, swelling, itching and redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea / vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc. ...Read more

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I'm terrified of bees, wasps and spiders! How do I overcome this?

I'm terrified of bees, wasps and spiders! How do I overcome this?

What to do?: Apiphobia + Arachnophobia. Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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Is wasp spray an organophosphate?

Is wasp spray an organophosphate?

It depends.: The patient involved here would need to secure a material safety data sheet for the particular product. The container may have a list of ingredients often listed on the can, but the material safety data sheet is better. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wasp stings?

What is the treatment for wasp stings?

Benadryl, (diphenhydramine)ice, epi: For local reactions Benadryl and ice will help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be reasonable for pain. However, if there is a systemic reaction (hives, breathing difficulty, faintness), then Epinephrine (epi-pen and others) should be given im and the patient should go to the er. For patients with systemic reactions venom immunotherapy (desensitization) is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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If my 4 yo was stung by a wasp, should I take her to the hospital?

Review: Not unless she is having an allergic reaction. If she has swelling of her mouth, throat, lips, tongue or hives with difficulty breathing - please call 911 as she would need immediate treatment. If previously diagnosed as allergic, use injectable Epinephrine (i.e., epi-pen or ana-kit) & transport to er. If she has significant allergy - should still be seen at er even if looking ok after epi-pen. ...Read more

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Stung by a wasp. Anything I can do?

Stung by a wasp. Anything I can do?

1-2-3: 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 tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for a wasp bite?

Is there a good cure for a wasp bite?

Wasp sting: 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. Insure you have had tetanus shot in the last 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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What to do when stung by a wasp and you're at home?

What to do when stung by a wasp and you're at home?

Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) call 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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Is it possible to determine if a child will be allergic to wasps?

Is it possible to determine if a child will be allergic to wasps?

The force is with ya: No. Vemon testing is only appropriate once one or multiple stings have lead to a systematic reaction. The only questionable exception is the person with large local reactions. In vivo or invitro testing cannot prognosticate whether a person will become allergic. Statistically the odd are with you and against anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What are the odds of being killed by a wasp, hornet, or mosquito? How common is this?

What are the odds of being killed by a wasp, hornet, or mosquito? How common is this?

Vespa mandarinia: Vespa mandarinia or the Asian giant hornet can be deadly - so if you live in China and are stung by one of these - a life-threatening allergic reaction could occur. A hornet is a type of wasp. There are an average of 53 deaths in the US each year due to wasps and bees. (https://historylist. Wordpress. Com/2008/05/29/human-deaths-in-the-us-caused-by-animals/). Now - if you are stung by a mosquito > ...Read more

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How much time should I be alert for emergency symptoms after being stung by a 8 wasps?

At least for 4-6 hrs: Most serious reactions will occur immediately or within the first 30 minutes. However reactions can be delayed and you want to stay alert and vigilant for many hours after multiple stings. ...Read more

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How do you avoid wasp stinging you? They have a nest outside my door. Knock it down with broom?

How do you avoid wasp stinging you? They have a nest outside my door. Knock it down with broom?

Spray at night: Your local hardware store has sprays for this purpose. It's best to use them at night, when the wasps are in the nest and don't want to fly. However, there is a risk of getting stung. If you don't want to take this risk, particularly if you've ever had an allergic reaction to an insect sting, it is best to call a local pest extermination to get rid of the nest. Let the pros take the risk. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a wasp about 2 months ago the bite still itches and swells at time what should it do?

I was bitten by a wasp about 2 months ago the bite still itches and swells at time what should it do?

Retained stinger?: Wasps and their relatives (bees, yellow jackets, hornets) don't bite; they sting. Regardless, you wouldn't ordinarily have symptoms 2 months later! You might have a retained stinger, a splinter or another foreign body in the wound. Or it may have become infected. In any case, this should be checked out by a medical professional. ...Read more

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What do you do for wasp stings if allergic?

What do you do for wasp stings if 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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How many wasp stings are too many for a child?

See below: This is variable and greatly depends on whether the child has an allergy to the wasp venom. If the child shows any symptoms other than a local redness, swelling and pain at the site of the sting, such as facial, lip, eyelid, tongue swelling, respiratory distress, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. - get seen asap for potential severe reaction. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I am worried about 8 wasp stings?

Is it okay that I am worried about 8 wasp stings?

It is alright to: Worry. However, if you are not allergic - it is most likely that your reaction will consist of pain, swelling and redness at the site. For generalized reaction please obtain prompt medical help. Seek medical care for milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches, nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. ...Read more

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I want to know what do I need to do if stung by a wasp/hornet/ yellowjacket?

I want to know what do I need to do if stung by a wasp/hornet/ yellowjacket?

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. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! hornets ; yellow jackets are both wasps. Both have a. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks over wasps, what to do?

I have panic attacks over wasps, what to do?

Specific phobia: When a person has an overwhelming, irrational fear (phobia) regarding a specific object, animal, etc. -- it is a specific phobia. Your fear of wasps can improve with treatment. Making an appointment with a therapist is the first step to getting the help you need to overcome this problem. Often a technique called graded exposure can help to alleviate the issue, but other options are available too. ...Read more

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What to do if I got stung by a wasp on my finger?

What to do if I got stung by a wasp on my finger?

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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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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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