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Wasp Sting Treatments

Stung by a wasp 18 hours ago.  No stinger in flesh.
Had previous reaction 10 years ago.
Foot is still swollen quite a lot.
Have taken anti histimane every 6 hours (Clariton and then Benadryl)
Used cold pack.  Used antt itch ointment.

Should I go to medical clinic since swelling is still there after 18 hours.
No other effects from sting.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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hi, yes i would suggest you go to your med clinic... if you had a reaction to it 10 years ago nd stil causing probloms i would see someone about it, your foot aswel it could save you in later years from long term life probloms wit ur foot. it srrange iv never *** across sum1 wit this kind of prob but a a proffesional gp or sum1 would be the best person tp go now...Gud Luk:)
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351246 tn?1379682132

Welcome to the forum!
In a way you are doing all the right things. If you do not have fever, breathing problems, rashes etc and only a swollen foot, the raise the foot on stool or pillows while you sit. At night keep the foot raised on pillows. Add anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen to anti allergics you are taking. If it has been more than 10 years since your last tetanus booster get a booster as soon as possible. If the swelling still persists after 72 hours and shows no sign of going down, then consult a doctor.If the reaction you had in the past was severe then immediately consult a doctor. If by reaction you mean localized swelling, then that is normal after a sting.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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