Stung by a wasp, what cures/helps with the sting?

Hey,

I was stung by a wasp today on my thumb, around 5, in work, pulled the black tail/sting out straight away.

I squeezed my thumb really tight to see if it would bleed but it didn't, I then just run cold tap water on it.

Got home now and my thumb is really swollen, and it hurts really bad.

What should I put on it?

Thanks guys and gals.

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Vinegar=wasps (as in the alphabet VW..xyz)

You put A on a bee sting (AB...cdefg) - I can;t remember what A is though.....

It will go on it's own Bry..............good as new in the morning..........Monday at the latest.

Pee on it

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Syzable;6537593

It will go on it's own Bry..............good as new in the … It will go on it's own Bry..............good as new in the morning..........Monday at the latest.



Aw thanks Uncle Sy.

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Amba_Gambla;6537581

Vinegar=wasps (as in the alphabet VW..xyz)You put A on a bee sting … Vinegar=wasps (as in the alphabet VW..xyz)You put A on a bee sting (AB...cdefg) - I can;t remember what A is though.....



I just put some calamine stuff on it.

when my little boy got stung on his little finger i just put germaline on it and the swelling went down within an hour and he never complained about the pain after that. :thumbsup:

choc1969;6537606

Pee on it



You are always first to offer............you really are a trooper. xx :-D

Syzable;6537638

You are always first to offer............you really are a trooper. xx :-D



I do my bit ;-)

best thig over the counter is antisan cream. some people use bicarb of soda and things like that. (use the cream which is anti-histamine) although you should be ok without.
keep an eye out for infection though as this can turn nasty quick, most dont!

antihistamine

tonyg1962;6537752

antihistamine


yup:thumbsup:

supposed to put vinegar on it as quick as you can.

i think you may have been sung by a bee as you removed a sting, you may have squirted more of the venom in. vinegar does work for bee stings but makes wasp stings sting more as alkaline neutralises their venom, or is it the other way round? thats why i always recommenf the cream, oh and elevating the hand will help, and cool packs.
get well soon:thumbsup:

It doesn't sound like a wasp as their stinger is retractable whereas bees usually have a barbed sting which after they've inserted into a mammal will break away.

John

put some savlon cream on it..

chezz2;6537873

i think you may have been sung by a bee



Wish they'd sing to me rather than stick a needle in me. :-( ;-) lol

Alcohol.





And LOTS of it!!!!!!

Syzable;6537887

Wish they'd sing to me rather than stick a needle in me. :-( ;-) lol


lol-if wasps sang they would sing horrible songs cos they are the *******s of the insect world, bees would sing catchy toons:thumbsup:
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