| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:46 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:01 am 
Offline
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 7274
Location: Portland
I got stung twice by hornets last week. I'd never been stung before (OW!), and now, a week later, my bites are INSANELY itchy, and I'm worried one of them might be infected, though it could also just be a reaction to the stings. If things aren't getting better in a couple of days, I'll go see my doctor, but if I can avoid that, I'd rather avoid it. SO! What do you do about hornet stings? Is it normal for them to be crazy itchy forever?

Thank you!

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
Don't you know that vegan meat is the gateway drug to chicken addiction? Because GMO and trans-fats. - kaerlighed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:06 am 
Online
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 pm
Posts: 1147
Location: ATX
This sounds kind of nuts, but aim a blow dryer at the sting and keep in on for 45 seconds to a minute or so (hot but definitely not burning you!). It should help stop the itch for 6-8 hours or so.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:28 pm 
Offline
Hoards Peppermint Jo-Jos

Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 7:46 am
Posts: 794
Location: with my dog....on a trail
I thought I had heard about using a paste made from crushed aspirin, but I just googled it and what I found was that icing it was better. Sorry about the stings! We've had loads of hornets (wasps??) this year.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:30 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Posts: 4693
Location: Santa Cruz whoop whoop
Benadryl and a nap.

_________________
"Trolling an internet message board, The Greatest Activism Of All." - pandacookie
Вы такие сексапильные, когда злитесь


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:57 pm 
Offline
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 7274
Location: Portland
Thanks, guys.

Boyfriend had benadryl last night, and it may have helped? We don't know, because it knocked him the fork out. As much as we'd both love to just spend the next week or so in a pink-pill haze, I think we need something longer acting, or at least something we can stay awake through! We've both put hydrocortisone on, and that seems to have helped a bit, but we're having a bit of a heatwave here, and that's making it worse. It's been over a week now!

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
Don't you know that vegan meat is the gateway drug to chicken addiction? Because GMO and trans-fats. - kaerlighed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:40 am 
Online
Plays The Sims 2 religiously
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 7142
Location: Portland, OR
I haven't had a sting since I was a kid but I remember it lasting for ages!

_________________
i would schmear marmite on a moist scrotum for Mars. - interrobang?!
"Not everything." ~ mumbles (1973-2013) - mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:19 pm 
Offline
Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 4309
Location: fjordfjord
Helpful/not helpful? Heat on the bite has helped me in the past (either hot water, or I guess something like the hair dryer suggestion). It gets super itchy while the heat is there, and then there are piles of relief for a long time afterwards while the antihistamines or whatever scramble get their shiitake back together.

Also - hugs! That sucks.

_________________
ॐ लोकः समासतः सुखिनो भवन्तु
http://www.embracingtheworld.org


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:47 pm 
Offline
Chard Martyr
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 9952
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
I need an EpiPen for wasp and bee stings which seems crazy because I'm not allergic to anything else. But EpiPen's are some crazy shiitake and I need it administered very slowly over at least an hour under a doctor's supervision.

We have so many hornets at work and (knock on wood) I have escaped a sting so far. I hope you both feel better soon! We see a lot of kids get stung at events and wedding but if they are not allergic usually an ice cube stops the crying.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:13 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:05 am
Posts: 276
Location: Stumptown
I got stung or bit back in June by an unknown bug - three in a triangle on my left shoulder blade. My husband thought they were big yucky pimples, but they were bites or stings and lasted more than a month in intense itching off and on, and they still itch if I scratch that area by mistake.

So that's not very helpful, I guess, except that that shiitake can last a LONG time!

Also, I'm the one who said hi by the cafe last week. Nice to meet again and hope to see you soon! (Emily)

_________________
"I'm just going to shake genitals instead of hands from now on. Cut out the middle man." - joyfulgirl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:30 am 
Offline
Chard Martyr
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 9952
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
forking hell. I got stung three times the other day. My collar bone is swollen up like a third arm. Goddamn hornets!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hornet Stings!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:46 am 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally

Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:26 pm
Posts: 727
Location: Baltimore/Washington
I got stung yesterday on the way to the bus. Vinegar neutralizes the venom, which helps with the pain. As far as itching, heat with a blow dryer or hot water has worked wonders on poison ivy with me, so it's definitely a good bet.

_________________
lack toast intolerant: intolerant of not having toast


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer