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.
- 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.
Also see how to Treat Megalopyge Opercularis Sting
Red Wasp Sting Remedies
- Moist mud is a wonderful remedy for wasp stings.
- 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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