Red Wasp Sting Symptoms, Treatment and Natural Home Remedies

Red Wasp Sting Symptoms

Symptoms of a wasp sting are as follow:

  • Severe pain at the site off the sting
  • Swelling and rapid inflammation. Occasionally, the swelling increases to inches in diameter.
  • Itching
  • Some people develop allergic reactions, such as rash and hives all over the body, wheezing, gasping for breath, and rarely an anaphylactic shock.

Red Wasp Sting Treatment

  • First and foremost it is vital to remove the stinger from the skin. It needs to be removed using a dull knife.
    Scrape in the opposite direction from the entry.
  • Normally, the stinger pops out. Tweezers are also useful to remove the stinger.
  • Next, place ice, around the wound. Do not put ice directly on to the skin; it will cause the skin to burn. Use an ice bag / wrap the ice cubes in a thin cloth and then apply.
  • Leave for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Apply a topical anti-histamine at the sting site.
    It relieves pain, inflammation, swelling and redness speedily. You could also a topical anesthetic cream to ease the pain.

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    Red Wasp Sting Remedies

    • Moist mud is a wonderful remedy for wasp stings. Apply a paste on to the affected area and leave on for 20 minutes. It alleviates the pain appreciably.
    • Baking soda with vinegar should be applied on to the skin.
    • Sliced onion is also beneficial to treat wasp stings.

    Epsom salt water also proves to be highly beneficial in relieving the pain.

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