How to Take Care of a Wasp Sting

If you got stung by a wasp, you probably are in a lot of pain. Don't worry, I'm here to tell you all about how to treat the sting.

Steps

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    Check the area that was stung. If you've been stung by a wasp you will likely experience a lot of pain, a red, raised bump, and swelling around the place that you were stung.
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    Remove the stinger. You can use tweezers or scrape it off with an object.
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    Wash it as soon as you notice that you've been stung.
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    Apply a mixture of Baking Soda and water to draw the venom out. If you don't have these apply a paste of clean mud. Remove the paste after 30 minutes.
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    Apply ice after removing the paste to reduce swelling.
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    Take one dose of Benadryl for pain.
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    After 20 minutes, soak the stung area in cold water and soap.
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    Apply neosporin.

Warnings

  • If you experience any severe symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.
  • If you've been stung by a wasp once before, there is a chance you might have an allergic reaction. If you notice any of the following, you might be allergic: Swelling of the face, throat, eyes, or lips. Difficulty breathing. Blue tinged skin. Nausea. Disorientation.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Benadryl
  • Neosporin
  • Ice

Article Info

Categories: Stings Bites and Burns