How To Make A Wasp Sting Stop Hurting

When a wasp stings your skin, it releases potent allergens aimed at keeping the surrounding area swollen and the immune system awake. The more swollen and sensitive your skin is the more likely you are to have a bad reaction to the sting. This will be characterized by large body parts becoming flushed, and warm, and giving a feeling of pain that hurts for longer than you would expect. To make a wasp sting hurt less, you should try these three ways: How to make a wasp sting stop hurting. We all experience stings from these winged insects once in a while and we tend to just consider them as an occupational hazard for being in nature! However, if you have allergic reactions to bee stings or you get stung by hundred of wasps at once it´s really important for you to know how to make a wasp sting stop hurting. If you have ever been stung by a wasp, then you already know that getting stung by a wasp hurts. You also probably already know that there is no good way to get rid of the pain from a wasp sting. In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can make a wasp sting stop hurting.

How To Make A Wasp Sting Stop Hurting


Like most people, I had a pretty standard wasp sting experience when I was younger. However, recently I did something that made me realize how silly that experience really was. The pain from the sting lasted for hours and hours, longer than it should have. All because of one thing: I didn’t know how to make a wasp sting stop hurting! But now that I’ve done research on it, I’m here to share my mistakes so you don’t have to suffer as long as I did. This guide is for you if you aren’t sure what to do when you get stung by a wasp (or any other stinging insect): it will help relieve your pain fast and prevent infection so that the only thing left is an ugly bite mark!

Put ice on the area

  • Put ice on the area. The best way to do this is to use a bag of frozen peas, or better yet, an ice pack designed for treating injuries. Place the bag of frozen peas or ice pack on top of the area where you were stung for 10 minutes.
  • If you don’t have any iced vegetables handy: You can also hold an ice cube between your thumb and forefinger (or until it melts) and apply it directly to the sting site for up to five minutes at a time. This will help relieve swelling and pain while reducing inflammation in your skin tissue.
  • If neither option appeals: Another alternative is using a damp cloth—not soaked, just lightly dampened—and rubbing that over both sides of your wrist where you got stung by wasps or bees will also help reduce swelling and pain caused by hymenoptera stings.[1]

Monitor for allergic reaction

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If you experience any of these symptoms after being stung by a wasp or hornet, call 911 immediately.

Take over the counter pain medication

In most cases, a wasp sting will only cause minor pain and swelling. But if you’re unlucky enough to get stung by one of the more venomous types of wasps (e.g., yellow jackets) or bees (e.g., honey bees), your next-day activity might receive a bit of a setback.

Fortunately, there are several over-the-counter (OTC) treatments available that can help ease the pain and inflammation associated with stings. These include:

  • Ibuprofen (like Advil) or acetaminophen (like Tylenol). Both of these medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—commonly referred to as NSAIDs—that have analgesic properties as well as antihistamine effects that help reduce swelling and itching caused by insect bites. Be sure to check with your doctor first before taking any OTC medication to ensure that it’s safe for you under specific circumstances; dosages may vary depending on factors such as age and health conditions like diabetes or kidney disease.*

Clean the area with soap and water

The first step to stopping the pain of a wasp sting is to clean the area with soap and water. Do not use alcohol, it will make it hurt more. Do not use anything hot, as this will make it hurt even more. Also avoid applying home remedies like butter or ice packs, since these can result in frostbite and/or permanent nerve damage.

Put a paste of baking soda on it

Once you have removed the stinger, soak a sterile cloth in water and then wrap it around the sting. This will ease some pain. If possible, you should also apply a paste made from baking soda and water to the area. Apply this paste for 2-3 minutes until it dries up, then rinse off with water. The baking soda will neutralize any venom in your skin and reduce swelling caused by wasp stings.

Use hydrocortisone cream

If you’re in the unfortunate position of being stung and allergic to wasp venom, then hydrocortisone cream is your best friend.

If you’re not sure if you’re allergic to wasp venom, don’t worry too much about it! A sting from a honeybee or other insect will feel similar (although generally slightly less painful).

Hydrocortisone cream can be bought at the pharmacy (maybe even at a corner store) and comes in various strengths—read the instructions carefully so that you don’t overdo it. It’s an anti-inflammatory agent which can help calm down the itching and reduce swelling.

Just apply a thin layer of this magic potion on top of your bite mark for about 10 minutes until the pain goes away completely—it may take 30 minutes or so before relief kicks in depending on how severe your reaction is.

Watch for infection symptoms

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to get medical attention right away.

If you are stung in the neck or face, there is a risk of swelling and difficulty breathing. If this happens, call 911 immediately and seek medical attention.

Watch out for allergic reaction and infection, but most wasp stings can be treated at home.

Be warned, though: if you have an allergic reaction to the sting, it can be serious. You might experience anaphylaxis and have trouble breathing. If this happens, get medical help immediately. Also keep in contact with a doctor if you develop any signs of infection like redness or swelling around the bite. But most wasp stings don’t cause problems because they are so small that they don’t break the skin. They usually just leave behind a little bump and some soreness (or maybe even some itching).


If you get stung by a wasp, you have a few options for how to treat the sting. You can make an ice pack for it or apply a paste made from baking soda and water, both of which will soothe the burn. If your body is experiencing an allergic reaction to the venom, however, you should seek medical attention right away. The best thing you can do is avoid getting stung in the first place!

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