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Wasp Sting

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SheWhoMustNotBeFlamed Thu 29-Sep-11 21:04:49

As a child, I was uncomfortably allergic to wasp stings - no anaphylaxis, but swelling that lasted for literally weeks plus dizziness / nausea.

I have been so paranoid about avoiding wasps that i hadn't been stung for nearly 40 years - until today. Things seemed to have improved - not so much swelling, no nausea. However, my lips went numb, and still are, and very slowly my right arm has gone numb and heavy - though I wasn't stung on my arm, but on the bee-hind (sorry, couldn't resist!).

Any thoughts? Will I be entirely numb (or dead) tomorrow??

youarekidding Thu 29-Sep-11 21:13:28

I'd not be on the computer but at A&E. How can we predict if you'll still be alive tomorrow!!

Please go to OOH or walk in or hospital. It doesn't sound good I'm afriad even if it's not as bad as before - which sounds horrendous btw. sad

From Kidding who didn't take DS to A&E with a severe reaction when she should and will always feel guilty as turns out it was mild anaphylaxis. blush

SheWhoMustNotBeFlamed Fri 30-Sep-11 10:43:06

Well, I'm alive! The pain / numbnness continued until I eventually had a large swelling under my arm (a convex armpit, in fact). My doctor sister put this down to being a disturbance in the lymphatic drainage system somehow caused by the wasp sting, and I went to bed and slept it off. All fine today.

Thanks youarekidding - my kids have peanut allergies and I live in fear of anaphylaxis too. I am reasonably clued up about it though and was pretty sure I was ok in that regard. Quite how a sting on the arse translates to a woggly arm is beyond me, but I shall be looking where I sit in future!

youarekidding Fri 30-Sep-11 17:08:19

Glad you see your still with us. grin

Does sound like the most random reaction but then that's one thing I've learnt about allergies - expect the unexpected!

ibbydibby Fri 30-Sep-11 18:00:45

She, did you take anything for it? DH always takes anti-histamine tablet after being stung - not that it happens often, have only known him do this once.

DS2 has had a very bad reaction to wasp sting, so we carry an Epipen and Piriton everywhere. Since the bad sting he has been stung about 4 times, and each time we have dosed him with Piriton v quickly and for the next day or so.

DS1 had wasp sting earlier this year which swelled rather alarmingly, and also needed Piriton. (We were out, but had Piriton with us because of DS2)

Glad you are ok.

SheWhoMustNotBeFlamed Fri 30-Sep-11 19:55:47

I took Piriton, yes

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