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What to do about wasp sting?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: TX
Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card.
Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. 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. See below:.

In brief: TX
Remove stinger-scrape along edge of skin with a credit card.
Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice (bag of frozen peas) in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. 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. See below:.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used.
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