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Comment from: nana, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

I immediately diluted household ammonia and swabbed the stings (6 of them over the body). I then kept ice applied 10 min. on, 10 min off through the night, also using the ammonia. I took Benadryl and a pain pill. The pain stayed through the night and into the next day. I continued to take the Benadryl and ice applications for a couple more days. The ice seemed to keep the pain down to tolerable. after a couple of days, I was told to put on hydrocortizone ointment. The rash and sting center is still itchy and looking like hives after one week since the stings. The welts are 3-4".

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

Ice on the local site, Benadryl and Advil for the pain for 6 paper wasp stings within a five minute period. Swelling and pain persisted for approx 5 hours, with each site showing a diameter of 2-4 inches of redness.

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