What to do after a wasp sting

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Some people’s biggest fears are wasp stings and the bad reactions that come with them. It is necessary to know what to do after a wasp sting, especially if you have severe reactions to them. So, just keep reading and find out!

In case of moderate reactions

Moderate allergic reactions are: dizziness, pale skin, hives, itching, breathing problems, nausea. Of course these can differentiate from one person to another.

What to do?

  • Wash the area of the wasp sting ASAP with soap and water.
  • Apply an icy cold pack on that area to reduce the swelling, if it is the case.
  • Cover it with a bandage to prevent infection or other undesired complications.
  • In case of itching sensations or uncomfortable irritations, use a calamine lotion.
  • For relieving the pain, take some Ibuprofen to manage the unpleasant feeling.
  • While bathing, you can use baking soda to sooth the skin.

In case of severe reactions

Severe allergic reactions include the following: dizziness, pale skin, hives, severe itching, breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the tongue and throat, diarrhea.

What to do?

  • Get professional medical help ASAP.
  • In case of past bad reactions, administer EpiPen fast.
  • If breathing stopped, CPR is mandatory.
  • To improve breathing, you can use oxygen, steroids or other useful medications.

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Some home remedies that will help

Home remedies that can help are:

1. Honey – A small amount left on the affected area for up to an hour helps with the healing and itching.

2. Apple cider vinegar – Put it on the wasp sting for 15 minutes and wait to see the results for the swelling.

3. Aspirin - Applying a wet aspirin tablet on the skin is one of the most popular home remedies and you have to give it a try too.

4. OilUse oils and herbs such as lavender, aloe vera, tea tree for their antiseptic or antiinflamatory abilities.

5. Toothpaste – One of the most accessible home remedy is this one! Dab some toothpaste on the affected area and calmly wait.

Now you know what to do after a wasp sting whether it is a severe or moderate one. Don’t forget to share the knowledge with your friends!

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