Home Remedies for Wasp Stings

Wasps are the most common stinging menace in many Canadian cities. Although their stings are painful and uncomfortable, most who get stung by these pests recuperate quickly and without complications. 

A wasp stings in self-defence. Its stinger contains venom, which is transmitted when attacking. Even without being stung, the venom alone can cause you excruciating pain and people who are allergic to the venom can have a serious reaction to it. Call us for wasp removal Toronto solutions.

Whether you’re allergic to the venom or not, it’s important to quickly take the necessary precautionary measures to ensure that you alleviate any unnecessary complications that may arise from lack of proper treatment.

How Do You Know You’ve Been Stung By a Wasp?

There are few symptoms that you may have which will indicate that you were stung by a wasp. Most people who are not allergic to the sting tend to show minor reactions during and after the sting. 

The most common visual sign will be a raised welt where you were stung. You will then be able to see a tiny white mark right in the middle of the welt. 

If you’re allergic to the venom, your reaction to a sting will be a lot more pronounced and include:

  • Vomiting and nausea 
  • Extreme swelling and redness around the area 

If you were stung by a wasp and are allergic, or you’re not sure if you’re allergic, the safest option is to consult your nearest medical practitioner who will be able to prescribe over-the-counter medication, which will help with any of the discomfort you may be experiencing.

There are extreme cases where people are allergic to the venom and go into an immediate shock. If you experience any one of the following symptoms after being stung, seek medical help immediately.

  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme swelling around the throat, lips, and/or face
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stomach cramps
  • Itching all over your body
  • Loss of consciousness 
  • A slow or faster than usual pulse

Home Remedies for Wasp Stings

If you have minor symptoms, then the following home treatments will help you.

1. Vinegar

Using vinegar helps because the acidity from it will assist in neutralizing the alkalinity from the wasp’s sting. You’ll need a cotton ball and white vinegar or apple cider. Soak this cotton ball in the vinegar and then gently place it on the area. You can apply a little bit of pressure and leave it for a few minutes.

2. Ice

You can apply some ice to the stung area for 20 minutes and then repeat every hour. The ice will help to bring some mild relief from the pain. 

3. Wash and Cream

Washing the area and placing hydrocortisone cream directly afterward, commonly helps to relieve any itching, redness, or swelling you might be experiencing. It’s important to note that if you have an allergy to wasp stings, seeking immediate medical attention is what’s best. Avoiding areas where there’s lots of wasp traffic will also be a great preventative method. Should there be wasps in your backyard which you can’t avoid them, calling our Exterminator Toronto company will ensure that they’re removed swiftly from your property?