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Doctor insights on: Yellow Jacket Sting On Tongue

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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.

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it okay that I go to doc with my yellow jacket sting?

Is it okay that I go to doc with my yellow jacket sting?

Don't usually need: To see doctor if uncomplicated. 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, lounge swelling? - call 911. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do after yellow jacket sting?

What do you think I should do after yellow jacket sting?

Yellow Jacket: 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. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus shot – get it updated. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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How long will swelling from yellow jacket sting last?

How long will swelling from yellow jacket sting last?

Depends on severity: Of rxn. Swelling from a large local reaction can last for 48 hours up to one week. ...Read more

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What is the proper first aid for yellow jacket stings?

What is the proper first aid for yellow jacket stings?

Unnecessary: First aid isn't usually necessary unless you're allergic. ...Read more

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How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt?

How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt?

Yellow jackets: The pain from a yellow jack sting usually completely resolves within 24 to 72 hours. However, in my experience the pain began to lessen within a few hours. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a yellow jacket sting?

Yellow jacket: Yellow jackets can sting and bite. 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

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Could you tell me what happens if you wait to treat a yellow jacket sting?

That depends: It not allergic - just have less symptom relief. If severely allergic - a person might actually die. ...Read more

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How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt is it normal for yellow jacket stings to hurt really bad but not itch?

How long does a yellow jacket sting hurt is it normal for yellow jacket stings to hurt really bad but not itch?

Yellow Jacket: Yellow jackets can sting and bite. 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. Pain without itching can occur. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that a yellow jacket sting, one week later, is still red, swollen and very itchy?

Is it infected?: Yellow jackets scrounge garbage cans & picnic tables - there's always a worry that their stingers might be contaminated with germs. Considering the number of yellow jacket stings & the few that become infected it's probably not that big a concern. Infections usually hurt rather than itch. Stings will be red & swollen regardless of infection. If you're not sure have a physician take a look. ...Read more

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My husbands foot is twice its normal size, white on top and red on sides and bottom, painful to walk on. Sting ws 3 days ago by yellow jacket.

My husbands foot is twice its normal size, white on top and red on sides and bottom, painful to walk on. Sting ws 3 days ago by yellow jacket.

Large site reaction.: It sounds as though your husband has a localized reaction to the venom released in to the tissue. At times the area can be larger than expected and in some cases can take a week to go away. Check the sting site for a stinger, wash the wound with soap and water and apply an ice pack. Elevating the foot higher than the heart will help with the swelling. If needed consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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My toe swelled up after a yellow jacket sting four days ago. Now the swelling is down but there are two blister-likebubbles. Should I pop them or leave?

My toe swelled up after a yellow jacket sting four days ago. Now the swelling is down but there are two blister-likebubbles. Should I pop them or leave?

Either way: If the blisters bother you they can be drained. If you use a sterile needle the blister can be drained by slowly sticking the blister (but not the skin) and letting the fluid out. Do not remove the top skin, it will peel off later.

If they do not bother you they can be left alone and will eventually drain and dry up. ...Read more

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Stung by a yellow jacket on my eyebrow, no swelling redness or sting marks but pain 3+ hours later. No sign of allergic reaction. Should I be worried?

No: Anaphylactic reactions take place within 15 minutes or so. Pain is response sting venom. It should resolve without medications ...Read more

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I got stung by a yellow jacket 6 days ago on my lower ankle and my leg is swelled up to my knee and is very ichy and red. There is also a bruise about 4 inches around the sting on all sides. I been icing all day and night but the swelling hasn't gotten be

I got stung by a yellow jacket 6 days ago on my lower ankle and my leg is swelled up to my knee and is very ichy and red. There is also a bruise about 4 inches around the sting on all sides. I been icing all day and night but the swelling hasn't gotten be

Angioedema: You have allergic reaction to yellow jacket bite. It caused Angioedema and itching. It has been six days and swelling is still there. Stinger may be still there if it was honeybee. You can take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching&consult your doctorYou will need rx and advice for future stings if it ever happens as it can give you bad reaction. You will need epipen to prevent acute reaction/Breath ...Read more

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Stung by a yellow jacket, what to do?

Stung by a yellow jacket, what to do?

Yellow Jacket: 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. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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Stung by a yellow jacket. What should I do?

Stung by a yellow jacket. What should I do?

Yellow jacket: Clean 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. 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 allergic reactions could my child get if he gets stung by a yellow jacket?

What allergic reactions could my child get if he gets stung by a yellow jacket?

Yellow jacket sting: Yellow jacket sting can cause localised reaction with refness, burning, pain and itching and sometoimnes infectioin sets in. But this is less worrisome than the systemic reaction one can get with breathign difficulty, tongue swelling and in sever cases airway obstruction. If u know u have allergic reacctin before, you should always carry an epi-pen with you when u go outdoors. ...Read more

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I stepped on a yellow jacket today and 10 hours later it still feels like it's on fire. I think it stung me in a vein. Any ideas?

I stepped on a yellow jacket today and 10 hours later it still feels like it's on fire. I think it stung me in a vein. Any ideas?

Directly apply Soy: Sauce to the sting for immediate relief. Watch it over the next few days for the development of secondary infection. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if swelling is a problem but be aware of the sedative effect. If out of Soy Sauce, order in Chinese. ...Read more

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I have a one and a half inch bruise after being stung by a yellow jacket a week ago. You can see the small hole it left where it stung me.?

I have a one and a half inch bruise after being stung by a yellow jacket a week ago. You can see the small hole it left where it stung me.?

Probably normal.: The concern would be infection, which doesn't seem likely from your description. Signs of infection are worsening pain, redness, warmth of the skin, or if you note pus. advanced infection would give you a fever greater than 100.4F. if you have these symptoms, see your doctor because you may need antibiotics. Seeing the small hole is not uncommon. Make sure to keep it clean until healed. ...Read more

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Should you have pain and severe swelling after being stung in the ear by a yellow jacket over 7 days ago?

Should you have pain and severe swelling after being stung in the ear by a yellow jacket over 7 days ago?

Get exam: A week is aliterate long. Is the stinger still in your ear? Should be examined to prevent permanent damage to ear cartilage I.e. Cauliflower ear. As you may need antibiotics or further measures. ...Read more

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What to do if I got stung by a bee or yellow jacket I'm not sure if I got it yesterday and it's swelled up. It's on my ring finger btw. Any help?

What to do if I got stung by a bee or yellow jacket I'm not sure if I got it yesterday and it's swelled up. It's on my ring finger btw. Any help?

Yellow Jacket / bee: Yellow jackets can sting AND bite. 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. Can try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part ...Read more

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I got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday and I am allergic. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hours and put ice on it. It stung me above my elbow. The swollen h?

I got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday and I am allergic. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hours and put ice on it. It stung me above my elbow. The swollen h?

Likely ok: You have passed the danger period for anaphylaxis to the sting and can expect some local swelling for a few more days. If you do have anaphylaxis to a stinging insect, you need to consider getting tested by an allergist and obtain allergy shots to protect yourself. At the least, have adrenaline injectors available at all times. ...Read more

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I got stung 5 days ago by a yellow jacket is is normal for the pain to migrate else where? Like my right hip near my vagina it burns and hurts

I got stung 5 days ago by a yellow jacket is is normal for the pain to migrate else where? Like my right hip near my vagina it burns and hurts

Toxin?: Usually the toxins are metabolized and no longer affective within 5 days, but depending on where you were stung, it seems reasonable that some toxin or reactive immune cells have drained into a lymph node in your groin causing some inflammatory pain. It is more likely an unrelated issue. ...Read more

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I got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday on my left leg. It still hurts terribly and swollen and Itchy...also have pain on left arm. Is that normal?

I got stung by a yellow jacket yesterday on my left leg. It still hurts terribly and swollen and Itchy...also have pain on left arm. Is that normal?

Normal: Leg got stung, will gradually be less painful day-by-day. Can rub with a cortisone or with a wet (uncoated or chewable) aspirin. Arm pain not related. ...Read more

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A yellow jacket stung me a week ago and the area is a huge circular bruise with a hole where it stung me. ...no swelling. Should I go to the doctor?

A yellow jacket stung me a week ago and the area is a huge circular bruise with a hole where it stung me. ...no swelling. Should I go to the doctor?

Monitor infection: The bruising you are experiencing is likely a result of the normal healing process, however ulcers, pain, fever, drainage or redness should prompt a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was stung by a yellow jacket on my eye wednesday. Been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and putting ice on it. How long until it heals?

I was stung by a yellow jacket on my eye wednesday. Been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and putting ice on it. How long until it heals?

Yellow Jacket: In general : yellow jackets can sting and bite. 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. Now- the info that I provided to you is assuming that it was your eye lid or somewhere near the eye. ...Read more

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I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

I was stung in the front/top of the head by a yellow jacket 2 days ago and now I have swelling in front of my ear at the top of the jaw.

Unrelated: Probably coincidental but unrelated. Swilling in front of ear, however, should be evaluated immediately. Please see your GP or go to an Urgent Care Facility immediately. ...Read more

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Yellow tongue very lumpy and bumpy only at the back no pain, but certain drinks make it sting. Slight ear pain?

Yellow tongue very lumpy and bumpy only at the back no pain, but certain drinks make it sting. Slight ear pain?

Glossitis: See an ENT doctor locally to rule out neoplasm. There are taste buds in the back of tongue that are elevated bumps called circumvallate papillae. ...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