Painful and Potentially Dangerous
Those who have experienced the unpleasant situation of being stung by a wasp know that this is in no means a small thing. Rather, wasp stings deliver a significant amount of pain, causing swelling and irritation around the troublesome spot. Also, being able to deliver multiple stings once they attack, these insects make themselves even more dangerous than one may think. Highly territorial, it is enough for one to get close to their hive in order to get attacked. Bright or dark colors, or a perfume one is wearing may also trigger the aggressive reaction of the red wasps.
Although, these sting wounds are easily treatable, with some people they have caused rashes and swellings of larger sizes. Finally, people who are allergic to red wasp stings may even develop severe breathing difficulties as well as itching rashes all over their body. Therefore, it is very important to know how to treat a red wasp sting in order to avoid any serious complications.
How To Treat a Red Wasp Sting
First of all, it is necessary to remove the stinger from skin. This can be done with a dull knife or with tweezers. It is important to be careful while extracting the stinger since the process may trigger even more venom to be ejected in your body.
Secondly, after you had the stinger removed, wrap several ice cubes in a piece of cloth and apply it to the troublesome spot for a period of about 15 minutes. This will treat the swelling and calm down the wound.
After the ice treatment, you need to make the skin surface dry in order to take the next step. This involves applying either an antihistamine cream or some other product for these purposes. If you are experiencing pain, you may apply some sort of a topical cream which may reduce it.
As far as home remedies are concerned, there are quite a few. For example, you may consider applying moist baking soda or moist mud on the sting wound. Alternatively, you may add on vinegar or foaming paste into the baking soda combination. Also, sliced onions placed onto the wound are claimed to be an excellent remedy.
The Best Remedy
The best way to treat a red wasp sting is not to end up getting it in the first place. Therefore, whenever out in the nature, wear long sleeves and trousers, protecting your body from the insects. Additionally, stay away from flowers. If attacked do not try to wave your hands aggressively in order to push the wasps away since this will surely result in being stung. If you do get stung, and the reactions become quite severe, seek medical attention immediately.