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If a wasp stings someone on the foot, causing it to swell up, is it ok to soak the foot in some warm water with vinegar and baking soda?

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In brief: Yes and no

Soaking may make it feel better at first but may cause the foot to swell more.
A better course of action may be to ice the area and take an antihistamin such as benadryl (diphenhydramine).

In brief: Yes and no

Soaking may make it feel better at first but may cause the foot to swell more.
A better course of action may be to ice the area and take an antihistamin such as benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No you should avoid heat.
Ice is preferred, an antihistamine is also recommended such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). (oral.).

In brief: No

No you should avoid heat.
Ice is preferred, an antihistamine is also recommended such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). (oral.).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Soak in warm salt water. Seek medical evaluation for a possible infection.

In brief: No

Soak in warm salt water. Seek medical evaluation for a possible infection.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

That is perfectly fine to do.
You can also take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin.

In brief: Yes

That is perfectly fine to do.
You can also take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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