A sting may result in mild to moderate local pain with local reddening and some swelling. A worse reaction may result in a headache and even a fever. Over the counter remedies are readily available along with cleaning the sting site with soap and water as well as applying baking soda past that will help relive pain.
If the victim of a sting is allergic, things can be a lot worse and a doctor should be contacted as the person condition can worsen rapidly and become life threatening. With someone who is allergic, a sting can lead to anaphylactic shock that can come on very quickly after a sting. These can result in the person struggling to breath, their lips turning blue, then possibly nausea, vomiting and the person passing out.
Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?
- Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
- Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
- Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
- Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
- Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
- Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
- Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
- Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
- Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
- Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
- Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
- Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.