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What is the treatment for wasp stings?

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Dr. James Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Varies

A small bump at the site will go away in several hours, and doesn't need to be treated.
If it gets larger and warmer and painful over a couple of days, it might be infected - see your physician. If you have symptoms away from the site such as hives, wheezing or dizziness - see an allergist.

In brief: Varies

A small bump at the site will go away in several hours, and doesn't need to be treated.
If it gets larger and warmer and painful over a couple of days, it might be infected - see your physician. If you have symptoms away from the site such as hives, wheezing or dizziness - see an allergist.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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