Patient Comments: Bee And Wasp Sting - Treatment

How did you treat your bee and/or wasp sting?

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 06

I was bitten 3 weeks ago by a wasp whilst gardening. I was bitten twice and 3 days later in bed I had excruciating pain in my knee which was where the stings were. I thought it was rheumatoid arthritis because the pain in my joint was so bad. I took 3 nurofen and it settled. I still have the red areas around the bite sites and it is still very itchy. Obviously I'm suffering from serum sickness. Because I was bitten more than once I am going to be very careful in the future when outdoors.

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Comment from: 50sfreak, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I was stung in the back by a yellow jacket about 2.5 hours ago. My husband applied a drawing salve to the area which decreased the swelling but hasn't done anything to the shooting pain in my back or the headache. Took benadryl about 30 mins ago.

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