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Wasp sting

Stretched out on a sunny bench enjoying a sunny day, clear blue skies, being totally lazy and enjoying the afternoon sun after the cooler morning weather.. was on the pier surrounded on all sides by water except for the small walkway that led from the shore to this cement pier out from the boat launch. I was happily minded my own business when I heard a buzzing near my left ear…. I reached up to brush it away from my hair/ear when this stabbing pain shot through my arm. Instant , and I mean instant searing pain. I shot up into a sitting position, but couldn’t see a thing. it was a hit and run…

If you have experienced a wasp/bee sting yourself, I need not go into detail, if you haven’t.. don’t go looking for it… Fortunately Bonnie had finished her walk and had arrived back to where I was.. we went to a drugstore right away to get something to deal with the pain, It was not something to ignore.. I looked for a stinger but didn’t see one… just a finger that was swelling and getting red. “after Bite” is the product they sold me at the pharmacy. When I got home I immediately took two Bendery allergy pills.

Having google has its benefits.. It was interesting that yes the area got all red but you could see a white dot where I had been stung… just like it was explained when I did the google search. One learns something new .. all the time.

I was told in the pharmacy that there were a lot of wasps in the area, it seems this is the season for them, the yellow jacket. was known for being plain vicious biting, just because.

Today’s PL calendar quote..

Let’s have a humble mind. Once you think, “That’s good enough,” you become blind to the opportunities to be more creative.

Perfect Liberty 2022.30
Oyashikiri

wasp sting.. wash affected area with warm water and soap, this removes any poison/venom that could be left on the skin, use an antibiotic with properties to help with the sting and the itching, if you have allergy pills take one/two….the pain and stinging sensation lasts for a couple hours to 4 or 5. The internet is full of info on how to deal with a sting.. if you suffer from severe reactions see a doctor right away. Especially if you have problems with your breathing. The symptoms could hang around for a couple of days… yeah.. on the positive, I learned something new.. it has been years since I’ve had to endure a sting…

Comments on: "Wasp sting" (5)

  1. Nicholas Vrtis said:

    Fortunately, it has been a while since I have been stung, but have had a few ‘exciting’ encounters. Not fun.

  2. Nasty stings! Yellow jackets are esp. intense in late summer, uninvited guests to any picnic. I remember them covering the dropped apples in the orchard behind our house and giving them wide berth.

  3. So sorry you had to suffer that! My last experience with a wasp sting was excruciating! My husband got stung last month and his entire arm swelled up. He wasn’t going to go to a doctor, but Benadryl wasn’t helping at all, so I begged him to go. Had to take a lot of pills to get the swelling down.

    • my whole finger is swollen and hard, not to mention a deep scarlet red tinge to the skin too. It is painful .. for sure.. I don’t miss taking the allergy pills and applying the gel.. I pay the price if i don’t do it before it wears off.

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