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.
- Chest pain.
- 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.