What to Do when you Get Stung by a Wasp

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
What to Do when you Get Stung by a Wasp

Wasps are one of the most feared of all creatures because of the fact that the insect can sting and therefore cause severe pain in the affected area. Especially in summer and in places where there is water, it is common to see wasps buzzing around and you could eventually suffer their sting, so it is necessary to know what to do when you are stung by a wasp. So at OneHowTo, we explain some recommendations that you should consider.

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One of the most important things you should do when you are stung by a wasp is to withdraw its sting and the poison that these insects deposited in the skin, to avoid worsening the situation. Importantly, wasps also bite, but this is rarer than stinging. Also, unlike bees, this insect does not die after stinging you.

You will find all the information you need to remove in on our article How to treat a Wasp sting.


Speed is essential when removing the sting of the wasp so you should try to remove it yourself or ask someone to help you; an effective trick is to use a credit card-and as we do not always have tools such as a tweezers to hand - to remove the sting.


Another important thing to do in the face of a wasp sting is to clean the affected area with mild soap and water. Do not rub the area where you've been bitten, just make sure it is clean.


Applying ice is one of the best things you can do. If you are stung by a wasp, the cold will help reduce the swelling and the itching sensation. The popular belief of clay as a remedy for wasp stings can be effective if the mud is cold for the same reasons as above, but not for any other reason.

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It can also be beneficial against bee stings to apply baking soda on to the affected area. And among the many beneficial properties of bicarbonate, we find the power to relieve itching, so we recommend preparing a paste of baking soda and water and covering the bite.


Importantly, in cases of allergies to wasp stings, you must go to a medical center immediately to follow the protocol and get appropriate action. And the reaction of people allergic to wasps must be treated immediately to avoid serious consequences.

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This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Callum delamare
Loool just got stung on the ass by a wasp getting into bed and this helped, hardly hurt tbf im just a gigachad.
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