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How fast can I make my centipede sting go away?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 12 hours or less
Little critters can certainly sting! wash with water. Use cool compresses every 10 minutes.
Talk with your doc if the sting lasts for more than 12 hours or you have serious symptoms [headache, palpitations, sick to your stomach/barfing, feel nervous, see red streaks, or a painful swelling of the lymph nodes]. Hope you feel better.

In brief: 12 hours or less
Little critters can certainly sting! wash with water. Use cool compresses every 10 minutes.
Talk with your doc if the sting lasts for more than 12 hours or you have serious symptoms [headache, palpitations, sick to your stomach/barfing, feel nervous, see red streaks, or a painful swelling of the lymph nodes]. Hope you feel better.
Dr. Francine Yep
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