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How to treat a wasp bite to the eye?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ocular wasp bite
The first step is to reduce swelling with ice or cold compresses.
For the pain take otc ibuprofen, 2-3 tabs 3 times a day. For severe swelling around the eyes you may need a prescription for cortisone tablets (prednisone or methylprednisolone) for a week. Finally watch for signs of infection which will show up between 24-48 hours after the bite with increased redness, pain, swelling. See a doctor.

In brief: Ocular wasp bite
The first step is to reduce swelling with ice or cold compresses.
For the pain take otc ibuprofen, 2-3 tabs 3 times a day. For severe swelling around the eyes you may need a prescription for cortisone tablets (prednisone or methylprednisolone) for a week. Finally watch for signs of infection which will show up between 24-48 hours after the bite with increased redness, pain, swelling. See a doctor.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Wasp stinger
Please be aware that the wasp stinger may be retained in the conjunctiva and lead to further problems if not removed.
After flushing the eye, it is important to seek medical treatment if not better in 12-24 hours.

In brief: Wasp stinger
Please be aware that the wasp stinger may be retained in the conjunctiva and lead to further problems if not removed.
After flushing the eye, it is important to seek medical treatment if not better in 12-24 hours.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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