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What is the proper care for a wasp sting? The sting is on the forehead of a seven year old between the eyebrow?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Wasp Sting Remedy

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. Cont'd.

In brief: Wasp Sting Remedy

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. Cont'd.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
If you have a know allergy then this is the time to use your epi –pen with Emergency Room treatment to follow. Or in your son's case epi JR.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Roll-on deodorant (not anti-perspirant), like ban, can greatly reduce the pain.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Compress & neosporin

Clean the bite with soap and water. Cold compress, neosporin and watch for spread of infection: increasing redness, swelling, discharge and warmth around the bite site.
Look for any signs of allergic reaction: increased restlessness or sleepiness, itching or difficulty swallowing or breathing. Any doubt, go to the emergency room or doctor immediately.

In brief: Compress & neosporin

Clean the bite with soap and water. Cold compress, neosporin and watch for spread of infection: increasing redness, swelling, discharge and warmth around the bite site.
Look for any signs of allergic reaction: increased restlessness or sleepiness, itching or difficulty swallowing or breathing. Any doubt, go to the emergency room or doctor immediately.
Dr. Bruce Saran
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