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What causes swelling in leg after a wasp bite?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: My 19 year old daughter was stung on her leg by a wasp 3 times on Wednesday night and the swelling is getting worse each day. Today they are about the size of a half dollar. We have used cortisone cream and insect sting relief on them and nothing seems to be helping. What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Anti histamine therapy

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Most wasp bites will settle down in 2 weeks time, since the size is increasing here is what you should do

1. Continue to apply steroid cream
2. Tab levocetrizine morning and night for 5 days
3. Cold compress the area three times a day for 3-4 minutes
4. Antibiotics may need to be started if she develops fever

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

Regards
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Brief Answer: Anti histamine therapy Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query Most wasp bites will settle down in 2 weeks time, since the size is increasing here is what you should do 1. Continue to apply steroid cream 2. Tab levocetrizine morning and night for 5 days 3. Cold compress the area three times a day for 3-4 minutes 4. Antibiotics may need to be started if she develops fever I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards