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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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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 does the pain of a yellow jacket last?

How long does the pain of a yellow jacket last?

Yellow Jackest: The pain from a yellow jack sting usually completely resolves within 24 to 72 hours. However I have been stung dozens of times by yellow jackets ; it was my experience that the pain began to lessen within a few hours. ...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 if the yellow jacket stinger is lodged in my skin?

What if the yellow jacket stinger is lodged in my skin?

Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets are the gift that keeps on giving! There is no barb on their smooth stinger – so they can remove it after stinging skin. This allows a yellow jacket (which is a wasp) to sting repeatedly. However, occasionally a stinger becomes stuck ; remains lodged in the skin. It may or may not have been a yellow jacket that stung you. ...Read more

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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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What hurts worse, a yellow jacket, bumble bee, or wasp?

What hurts worse, a yellow jacket, bumble bee, or wasp?

The yellow jacket is: A wasp (not a bee). The bumblebee ; the yellow jacket both lack barbs on their stingers - so they can sting repeatedly. One difference is that the yellow jacket is very aggressive. A bumblebee usually only stings if you harm it or if it is protecting it's nest. The yellow jacket can both sting and bite! When the female yellow jacket strikes, it releases a pheromone that signals other yellow. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Yellow jacket allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Yellow jacket allergy?

Venomous insect: A yellow jacket is a type of venomous stinging insect. Allergy to it's sting can cause itching all over body), hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and passing out. If you have ever had any of these symptoms after being stung, see an allergist for further evaluation. If itching or swelling just localized to sting - likely not allergy. ...Read more

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

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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What to do if I do not know if I am allergic to wasp hornets or yellow jacket please help?

What to do if I do not know if I am allergic to wasp hornets or yellow jacket please help?

Is there a strong: Family history or other particular reason for concern. Allergy testing can help to determine if specific allergies exist. ...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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I have at least 10 yellow jacket bites. The pain is gone, but the itching is incessant. I've tried several creams & Benedryl. What do you suggest?

I have at least 10 yellow jacket bites. The pain is gone, but the itching is incessant. I've tried several creams & Benedryl. What do you suggest?

Cool packs: Applying cool packs to the itchy sites should help.
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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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Does a yellow jacket allergy mean an allergy to all types of wasps?

Does a yellow jacket allergy mean an allergy to all types of wasps?

Not necessarily: Yellow jackets are more closely related to the white faced and yellow faced hornets. However there is significant cross reactivity between yellow jackets and wasps and it takes sophisticated tested to determine whether this is clinically relevant. ...Read more

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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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Do any of those male enhancement pills like yellow jacket really work?

Do any of those male enhancement pills like yellow jacket really work?

No: At 5-6 inches when erect he is normal. There is no proven method of safely enlarging the erect penis. ...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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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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Does a yellow jacket allergy mean a wasp allergy?

Does a yellow jacket allergy mean a wasp allergy?

Hornet allergy: Yellow jackets are actually hornets. Hornets are close relatives of wasps. Many, if not most, persons allergic to yellow jackets are also allergic to wasps because their venoms have many proteins and allergens in common. Many allergists when making a diagnosis of yellow jacket allergy will treat the patient with injections consisting of yellow jacket, yellow hornet and wasp venoms. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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