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Wasp (?) stings

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Wasp (?) stings
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 11 days ago.

Hi,

I am Dr. Gehring and pleased to help you with your question.

Wasp's stings are very painful! Please cool your hand with coolpacks or cold water and never let it hang down to prevent swelling. Ibuprofen can help against swelling and inflammation if your kidneys and stomach are healthy.

You can trest the sting yourself as long as the swelling isn't getting more. If the whole hand is swollen or even red please see a doctor. This may be a sign of bacterial infection and will have to be treated with antibiotics.

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks for the advice on what to look out for.
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 11 days ago.

You are very welcome!

Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 11 days ago.

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