What are the side effects of a wasp sting?

Answer A wasp is a little insect that packs a powerful punch. Its sting produces four main types of side effects that need to be treated with speed and appropriate medical care.Local ReactionsLocal reacti... Read More »

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Bee sting or Wasp sting which hurts more?

The interesting thing is that bee and wasp stings are completely opposite. Bee stings are acidic, and thus can be neutralised with an alkali, whereas wasps are alkali and can be neutralised with an... Read More »

How can you tell a wasp sting from a bee sting?

Wasps are more likely to sting you, since they're a lot more aggressive than bees. You can tell the difference easily, bees leave their stingers in your skin and die a while later. Wasps don't have... Read More »


Ice the eye and take some antihistamines - e.g benadryl, zyrtec, or claratyne - these will help with the swelling.Edit for Adam - antihistamines are basic treatment for a swollen, puffy bug bite, e... Read More »

What are the benefits of a wasp sting?

There's no "benefits" to a wasp sting. It hurts, you swell, you itch, then it's over. Put a cold compress on it and take a zyrtec or something to help with the swelling and itching.