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I got a wasp bite and now it is paining

i got a wasp bite yesterday afternoon i applied ice and also a nonallergic ointment but my skin area is becoming tight and its paining till after 13 hours
Fri, 13 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Oly, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
You have had a Wasp sting which causes a allergic reaction which could turn out to be serious if prompt treatment is not given. Kindly visit a ER and get yourself treated as you need emergency medical care as your Ciculatory status should be assessed. You will require local wound care, steroid and anti histaminic medications.
Keep us Posted.

Wish you Good Health and Take Care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi oly
its allerigic reaction to wasp bite.
apply antibiotic cream three times a day and take analgesic tab.
it take few day to resolve completely.
dont squeeze or popped it
avoid sweet food
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Wasp bite at times leaves its sting and venom at the area of bit. It usually causes a local effect ,but if multiple bites take place then look out for sever allergic reaction.
Firstly you require an oral antibiotic to prevent any secondary infection.Take any anti histaminic tablet orally to take care of the allergy.
Most importantly you require a combination cream of topical steroid and a antibiotic which should be used twice a day till you find improvement.
No specific anti-venom is available ,and treatment is only symptomatic .

It would be advisable if you can consult a skin specialist at your place for proper treatment.


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