I was stung twice on the back of my knee and thigh by a red wasp last week on Tuesday. I washed it immediately and after a couple of hours the pain was completely gone. It has been red and slightly itchy all week but never bothersome enough to take Benadryl and the redness, about 4 inches in diameter, has gotten lighter-colored each day. Yesterday, exactly a week after getting stung, I developed a very itchy hive-like rash all around the perimeter of the red area and on the sting marks. I've take Benadryl twice (50mg each time) with no noticeable effect and used a cortisone spray about 5 times, which helps the itching for a while. The rash is getting more pronounced and itchier instead of better. Is this normal? What is going on and what should I be doing about it? Thanks!
Welcome to the forum!
In all probability the sting of the wasp is still inside. This is causing slow localized reaction. In order to get complete relief, this will have to be removed. With inflammation around, it is at times difficult to locate. Please consult your PCP regarding this.
It can also be an allergy to wasp sting, aggravated by the second sting. If you have this allergy, it needs to be identified as subsequent stings may cause a more severe reaction.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Hello, I am having a similar reaction. I was stung a little less than two weeks ago once on my pinky finger. At first it swelled some, turned red, and itched. This all went away after about 5 days. Now my pinky knuckle has swollen and is itching again just as badly as before. What should i do?
i was stung about 2 weeks ago 15 times i stepped into a nest in the ground about 3 days later welts have been comming and going all over over my body it has now spread even to the bottom of my feet and my lip swells and now its on my ears and face the sting sites have turned into deep round holes nothing helps i have to take double dose of benedryl just to get enough reliefe to go to sleep sometimes i wont have them all day and then they show up and are all over i wasnt sure if it was from the stings because of how many days later the hives occurd. my dad said shingles an my mom said sounds like allergic reaction
I got a wasp sting on my ankle almost 3 weeks ago. It was barely painful and hardly swollen, then after about a week it got rather itchy. It has always been a bit red around the sting sight, with a hole in the middle which has scabbed over several times. It is still red, a little hard, and has the hole in the middle 20 days later. Any advice?
I am having similar issues. I was stung by a wasp three weeks ago and I am still itchy. When I was stung I swatted the wasp off but the tail stayed in. I pulled that out and washed the area. After a week I developed a rash around the area that was a little swollen. That has since gone, but the itchiness is still there and the hole is still red. It did scab over but I unfortunately kept scratching them off when I was trying itch the rash. Could I just be having a larger reaction that will subside soon or should I go to the doctor?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.