First aid tip: first aid for wasp stings

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  1. katews says:

    I have experience with this one and I still cringe when I remember it. The wasp was hiding in the opening in the washer lid handle… and his timing to go there was lousy because I was doing laundry that day… reached right into it and the pain in my hand and fingers was intense.

    I sure wish I would have read this before it happened… I never even thought of looking for a stinger. :-( I did use the ice, but I could have thought of it faster and it probably would have helped more.

    Bottom line is that I didn’t do anything for quite a while because I didn’t know what to do. Great reason to learn more first aid than I knew at the time!

  2. soldier 1 says:

    Hi this experience that I had could help other people in a similar situation.
    During collection of my lunch from a mobile sandwich shop a wasp entered my right ear and became traped it was going crazy buzzing way down my ear drum and thankfully not stinging me, I was banging on my head trying to remove it but no avail this went on for about 15 minuets and it seems it could not be removed and a trip to casualty seemed likely some one near come up with a solution he poured water down my ear and the wasp came out in one go with much relief and because I,m a animal lover I picked it up and placed it on the grass and within 2 minuets it flew off none the worse for its experience, hope this trick helps others.

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