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
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.
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.
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!
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 It really did hurt and itch though!
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.