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How to treat wasp stings? Besides ice, what else can alleviate the irritation of wasp stings?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: How to treat

Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card.
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.

In brief: How to treat

Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card.
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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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine

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