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Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 in Infections
Question: How do I treat a wasp sting? It stung my middle finger of my left hand and it's beginning to swell and is getting very red. It also hurts very much. Thanks, for your help, XXXX

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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Topical steroid, antihistaminic and oral steroids

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like cortisone cream on the affected area twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet Chlorpheniramine 4 mg twice daily.
Besides this I would recommend you to take a short course of oral steroids like tablet prednisolone 20 mg once daily for 3-5 days.
Steroids are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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