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Got stung in the neck by a wasp at lunch time and it is still swollen and itchy as hell

(13 Posts)
singyswife Tue 26-Aug-08 20:14:30

Is this normal????? The only times I have been stung before was as a child. Is it normal for it still to hurt (not unbearable hurt, I am not a wimp but I am aware of it) and be swollen and itchy as hell??? I can take antihistamine for it if that would help I just wondered if anyone knew if it was normal after this long. Thanks

singyswife Tue 26-Aug-08 20:19:14


singyswife Tue 26-Aug-08 20:24:54

someone please advise.

fluffyanimal Tue 26-Aug-08 20:25:47

Normal. I got stung by nettles at lunchtime and they are still itchy and raised, so I'd expect a wasp sting to feel bad for a good 24 hours - I haven't had many wasp stings in my life but IIRC they hurt like feck. Wasps are bastards.

singyswife Tue 26-Aug-08 20:28:53

They are bastards. Thing is though they dont bother me at all. I dont mind being stuck in the house with one or whatever. I was innocently bending over to pick up my dd in the playground when it went for me. Little shit. Thanks for answering though.

fizzbuzz Tue 26-Aug-08 20:55:22

Hmmm not sure it is normal. The two times I have been stung by a wasp it has done his and I ended up going to GP.

Only cn't remember what he said as I was 13 at the time, but not sure it is normal.

I think just a small swelling round the area is normal, although I would expect it to hurt still.

Speak tp pharmacist in the morning, and take anti-histamines to stop itching

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 27-Aug-08 08:48:33

hope its feeling better now

I think some people do swell up more than others - got stung on my upper arm in the arm pit last year and much of the upper arm swelled for a good fortnight despite antihistamines. I'll echo going to get something reasonable from the pharmacist.

wasps are bastards, the one that got me - I was showing dd how if you sit still and don't flap about then they leave you alone. The little ** deliberately went for a particularly sensitive area to prove me a liar. The whole pub heard me shriek!

CoteDAzur Wed 27-Aug-08 08:52:58

Stung in the neck! shock The fact that you are still alive means you are not allergic to wasp stings and will be fine.

sammysam Wed 27-Aug-08 09:44:21

I was stung on my thigh 13 days ago (it was a small wasp!) it swelled up quite a lot was bright red raised hot and itchy (like hell) it then went purple and a week after it happened i got a red raised rash around the area that had swollen and gone down. Didn't take anything for it as i'm breastfeeding, but put some bite relief stuff on it (didn't do a thing). I can't remember that ever happening before (although it must be a good 15 years since my last one)
I'd say go to docs if it is really bothering you-there'll be something they can give you i'm sure.
I think they have mutated and become more potant over the years-that or i've just become a major wuss grin It really did hurt and itch though!

Myfairone Wed 27-Aug-08 12:08:33

I got stung a week ago. The thing is still itching me! I put H45 on it (cortisone cream) and when that didnt work I tried Sudocrem...worked a treat! Slap the stuff on and let it do its magic!

I sat in a meeting and was asked why I was rubbing my arm up and down the chair...very embarassing! Hurt like hell but was begging to be scratched!

Hope you feel better today.

THey are feckers aren't they. I got stung about a week ago and it's still itchy too. Perfectly normal I think but sympathies anyway smile

MadameOvary Wed 27-Aug-08 12:20:46

I sprayed beconase on a colleague's wasp sting - she said it helped a lot.

singyswife Wed 27-Aug-08 12:25:31

Hiya thanks for all the replies. It is still swollen and itchy as hell. I have taken anti histamine and have been putting sting cream on it but it is still itching. Never mind. Maybe I need to go out wearing full body armour from now on.

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