Wasp Sting Treatment


home remedies/first aid treatment for wasp stings

If you have ever been stung by a wasp, you surely know how painful it can be. It is vital that you start to treat the sting, as soon as it occurs. The first step is to remove the stinger, if it was left behind. This will help relieve the stinging, but will not prevent further skin damage and irritation. Below you will discover some home remedies and first aid treatments for your wasp sting.

First Aid Treatment

  • Wash with Soap and Water
  • Apply Antibiotic Ointment
  • Ice Compress
  • NSAIDs (Advil)
  • Alcohol
  • Antihistamine Tablets and Spray
  • Hydrocortisone Cream

Home Remedies Treatment

  • Raw Onion Slices (rub onto affected skin area)
  • Raw Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar soaks
  • 2 Drops of Lavender Oil
  • 2 Drops of Peppermint Oil
  • Mix 2 tsp. of Baking Soda with Lotion to Make a Paste
  • Lemon Juice Soaks
  • Aloe Vera
  • Toothpaste
  • Antiperspirant

If you are allergic to bee stings, you should see emergency treatment immediately. Anaphylactic shock can occur, within a matter of minutes. If you begin to experience dyspnea,  heart palpitation, abdominal cramps, vomiting, confusion, headache, or dizziness, you should call 911 immediately. This is a life threatening condition that must be treated ASAP.

If you are allergic to wasp stings, you should ask your physician for a EpiPen prescription, so that you will be prepared for such occurrences.