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What should I look for when my child has been stug by a wosp ?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms not at bite
Special treatment is not needed if a wasp sting looks like a mosquito bite but just hurts more.
If the child is 2yr or older, some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and some oral Benadryl for the swelling & itch is ok to use. Hydrocortisone cream can also be used. If there is an "anaphylactic" reaction (rapid allergic reaction) with trouble breathing, fainting; tongue, throat, or mouth swelling; one must call 911.

In brief: Symptoms not at bite
Special treatment is not needed if a wasp sting looks like a mosquito bite but just hurts more.
If the child is 2yr or older, some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and some oral Benadryl for the swelling & itch is ok to use. Hydrocortisone cream can also be used. If there is an "anaphylactic" reaction (rapid allergic reaction) with trouble breathing, fainting; tongue, throat, or mouth swelling; one must call 911.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Patient's who develop Anaphylactic reactions to insect stings should be seen by an Allergist after any urgent care issues are resolved. Immunotherapy (allergy shots) to insect venom is standard of care treatment for severe Hymenoptera allergy.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Allergy consult
If the "child" is over 16 years old, even if there is generalized hives without gi, respiratory or cardiovascular symptoms, then an allergy consult for testing and consideration of venom immunotherapy would be appropriate.

In brief: Allergy consult
If the "child" is over 16 years old, even if there is generalized hives without gi, respiratory or cardiovascular symptoms, then an allergy consult for testing and consideration of venom immunotherapy would be appropriate.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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