Bee, Wasp, or Hornet Sting

ExitCare ImageYour caregiver has diagnosed you as having an insect sting. An insect sting appears as a red lump in the skin that sometimes has a tiny hole in the center, or it may have a stinger in the center of the wound. The most common stings are from wasps, hornets and bees.

Individuals have different reactions to insect stings.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

You have symptoms of an allergic reaction which are:

ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS MAY REPRESENT A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT IS AN EMERGENCY. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in U.S.). DO NOT drive yourself to the hospital.

MAKE SURE YOU: