Wasp Sting Swelling Treatment And Remedies | Symptoms Of Wasp Sting

Wasps are among the most poisonous stinging and biting insects.

Symptoms Of Wasp Sting

How to know if you have been stung by wasp? Signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain, redness, swelling, and itching on the stung part that may become enlarged for the next 12 to 16 hours.
  • A bacterial infection may also happen at the site during these times making it difficult to determine of it is a local skin reaction or an infection.
  • Raised itchy lumps or hives.
  • Difficulty of breathing.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Anxiety.
  • Chest pain.
  • Unconsciousness.
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Low blood pressure or hypo-tension.
  • Circulatory disturbances such as an increased or decreased heart rate.

Wasp Sting Swelling Remedies And Treatment

Since people may react with difficulty of breathing, establishing a patent airway is the most important thing to do. It is indicative of impending airway obstruction due to laryngeal swelling.  Wasp sting swelling treatment and remedies include:

  • Get away from the site immediately and avoid further stings.
  • Remove the stingers, if present, as soon as possible. Scrape it out using the end of any sturdy card.
  • If the stinger has been removed, wash it with hypoallergenic soap. Pat dry thereafter.
  • You can also apply antibiotic ointment to the area.
  • Apply ice packs for 20 to 30 minutes to the stung area as it will reduce swelling and pain.
    You can do this until you are brought to the hospital.
  • Apply baking soda or mud on the area to decrease irritation.
  • Spread over some few drops of apple cider vinegar to the site. It will extract the poison and reduce swelling.
  • If the doctor tells you to get a tetanus booster, you should take it.
  • If the pain and swelling continues you should consult the doctor, who may prescribe some anti-pain and anti-inflammatory medication.