How to remove swelling after a wasp sting: useful tips

A bite wasp injects poison into the skin. The process is accompanied by sharp severe pain and burning. Soft tissues swell up and swelling appears. Its size depends on the place in which the insect stung, as well as the amount of toxins produced by the bite. A person who is allergic to bee or wasp venom is immediately given antihistamine medication, and then hospitalized. Bite is not life threatening? You can deal with edema with improvised means.

First aid

The wasps take the sting out of the soft tissue, leaving a small hole in the skin. The bitten area turns red and bleeds slightly. If the sting is stuck, it is gently hooked with nails or tweezers and pulled out. It is impossible to press on the damaged tissues with your fingers, otherwise the edema will increase.

The wound is washed with antibacterial soap, then treated with any alcohol-containing agent:

  • peroxide;
  • vodka;
  • tincture of calendula;
  • ammonia or usual alcohol;
  • iodine.

Suitable antiseptic, as "chlorhexidine" or "Miramistin". The bite must be disinfected, because it is unknown how many bacteria were on the sting of the insect. Damaged skin should not be scratched or scratched, picked with a knife or needle to prevent infection or germs from entering the blood. After treatment with alcohol, the wound is covered with a gauze bandage or a patch is glued on top.

Tip: If there is no alcohol or antiseptic on hand, you need to find an aspirin package in the medicine cabinet. Crush one or more tablets, sprinkle the wound with the resulting powder. The preparation contains salicylic acid, which has antimicrobial properties.

The patient is placed on a sofa or bed, given sweet tea or warm water with sugar. The person has experienced stress, so it is important to calm him down and help him relax. The less worried the patient is, the faster the swelling will disappear.

To the damaged area put the pieces of ice, wrapped in a clean towel, or gauze soaked in cold water. Low temperatures slow down circulation and the spread of poison. Less soft tissue swells, pain subsides, and itching becomes less severe.

The dressing is changed when the fabric begins to heat up. Applying ice for 2-2.5 hours, to continue to use it is useless.

People who have been stung by an insect on the cheek or tongue are hospitalized to the hospital, because the bite can trigger Quincke’s edema. Before the arrival of physicians, rinse the oral cavity with cold water or dissolve a piece of ice.

What to drink

For severe edema accompanied by severe itching and redness, it is recommended to take antihistamines:

  • Tsetrin;
  • Loratadine;
  • Eden;
  • Diazolin;
  • Diphenihydramine;
  • Suprastin;
  • Tavegil.

In 3-4 hours after the bite, the wound is treated with antihistamine ointment or gel, like “Fenistil”, “Psilo-Balsam” or “Bepanten”. Panthenol or Lifeguard will do. Hormonal remedies like Diprosalik or Ftorocort help, but they have more contraindications and side effects.

Carry on antihistamine pills are not advised. Some drugs can not be taken with a stomach ulcer, others with epilepsy, so before using you need to spend 5 minutes to study the instructions.

In people, stung by a wasp, there is not only swelling, but also other symptoms:

  • headache;
  • temperature rise;
  • nausea;
  • weakness.

This means that the insect has fallen into a large blood vessel, and toxins have spread throughout the body. A person should drink mineral or filtered water so that the body is cleared of poison more quickly. Sorbents are useful as activated carbon, "Regidron" or "Enterosgel", as well as "Smekta".

Apply a gauze swab dipped in cool water with salt or sugar to the edema. The tool pulls toxins, not allowing them to be absorbed into the blood.

What to do if a wasp stung in nature

Insect attacked while relaxing in the countryside, and in the medicine cabinet there are no antihistamines and peroxide? Wound and the skin around it is washed with water from a bottle. It is forbidden to dip a limb in a river or lake.

The affected area is poured with vodka, put a fresh onion or a leaf of plantain, which is washed and kneaded with your fingers until the juice appears. Take alcohol inside is undesirable, so that health does not deteriorate.

The victim is recommended to move less, drink more water, compote, tea or fruit drink.

Lotions from swelling

Apply gauze soaked in parsley juice to swollen soft tissues. To prepare the medicine, the herbs are washed under the tap, kneaded with a tablespoon. Gruel shift in cheesecloth and squeeze the juice. In a greenish liquid, moisten a cotton wool or a clean cloth, cover the wound with a swab, and glue it with a plaster. Keep for 2-4 hours, then prepare fresh remedy.

Tip: Parsley can not be kneaded in a wooden mortar, because the dishes immediately absorb juice.

The edema will quickly pass if a compress from calendula spirit tincture is applied to the reddened area. The tool is not diluted. The first lotion is kept for 20-40 minutes, then 30 g of soda are mixed with 50-60 ml of water and rubbed the resulting gruel into the skin.

Itching will pass, if applied to the wound mint. Fresh leaves are crumpled in the hands or beat off with a spoon to make a juice, then fixed on the swollen area with bandages. The mint dressing is changed every 2-3 hours.

Medicinal plants
Severe itching and swelling will remove the herbs:

  • sagebrush;
  • dandelion;
  • thyme;
  • tansy leaves;
  • Kalanchoe

Only fresh stems and leaves, as well as flowers. The plant is crushed or crushed, you can finely chop. Wrap gruel in several layers of cheesecloth, attach to the disinfected wound.

Important: Bleeding is treated with alcohol-containing agents. The sap and leaves of plants are used when a crust appears on the hole left after the sting.

Cooked herbal decoctions or spirit lotions. It is advisable to cool the infusion, then moisten cotton wool, a clean cloth or gauze in it and put it on the swollen part of the body.

Help from the fridge

Acidic vegetables or berries neutralize wasp venom, reducing swelling. Lemon, which is cut into slices and applied to reddened skin, will do.

From citrus squeeze juice, which moisten a gauze bandage. The tool is replaced with table or apple vinegar, diluted with water. Lemon compresses soothe itching. Acetic lotions help with burning and fever.

Apples and GarlicWhat to replace the lemon? Sour green apples. The fruit is cut in half and applied to the swollen area, massaging it and rubbing the juice into the skin with light circular movements. Apples are also finely chopped or minced. Fruit gruel spread on a thin layer of gauze. Vinegar or lemon juice is sometimes added to the mass. The lotion is regularly updated. Apples quickly soothe the itching, and swelling subsides after 2-3 days.

Garlic is a product with antibacterial properties that contains phytoncides. Substances remove redness, contribute to the rapid restoration of soft tissue. A few peeled cloves crush or finely chop, put the resulting gruel on the wound and the skin around it. Cover with gauze and wait 2-3 hours. First, a burning sensation appears easily, then the discomfortable sensations disappear. Instead of garlic, use a gruel of onion with salt or vinegar.

Tomatoes and Potatoes
To the hand or leg, swollen after the bite of a wasp, put the pulp of ripe tomatoes. Fruits knead with a fork to a uniform consistency, spread on a napkin, so that the tool does not spread throughout the body. Edema is harvested and green tomatoes. Undisturbed vegetables should not be chopped. Fruits are cut, cover the affected area with a half, and wind the workpiece with a bandage.

Soothe irritation and inflammation can potatoes. Grate the peeled tubers on a fine grater to make a smooth paste. Mass put in a gauze bag. Treat the wound with potato juice. Keep lotion 40-60 minutes.

Swelling, which is more than 2-3 days, it is recommended to lubricate with unrefined sunflower or sea buckthorn oil. Burning takes place 30 minutes after application, and swelling disappears in a day.

Unusual ways

A fresh bite is recommended to grease with gray from the ear, if there were no other means at hand. It is impossible that the tool fell into an open wound. Sulfur secreted by ear passages contains a lot of dirt and germs. If bacteria enter the blood, the likelihood of infection is high.

Place in which the insect stung, it is recommended to cauterize nettle. Put a plastic bag or a glove on your hand, pick a fresh sprig of grass, hit the reddened skin several times. First, itching appears, but gradually it disappears along with swelling. A small blister remains, as after a mosquito bite.

Important: The method with nettle is contraindicated in people who are allergic to the plant.

It is recommended to apply a fresh sheet of beet to the swollen part of the body, as well as lubricate the reddened skin with a thin layer of honey. Helps tablet "Validol", soaked in water.

If you have severe edema, you should drink an antihistamine. Attach the mixture to the bite site, which includes:

  • activated carbon tablet;
  • baking soda;
  • aspirin;
  • tablet "Validol".

Prepare a thick gruel of the crushed components by adding a little liquid.

The second variant of the medical paste consists of white or blue clay and alcohol diluted with water. Edema is also smeared with toothpaste, Levomekol or Boro Plus.

Redness and swelling after the bite of a wasp passes for 3-5 days. The main thing is to use folk or pharmaceutical means, apply a cold and not soar swollen part of the body. If an insect gets into the eye, neck or tongue, or dizziness appears with nausea, an urgent need to consult a doctor.

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