A bee or wasp sting can cause a skin reaction with redness, swelling, itching, and pain. This is very similar
to the appearance of skin that is inflamed by a bacterial infection - a condition sometimes referred to as
cellulites. A wasp sting may also cause blistering with or without "brawny" swelling, which is when
the skin feels thickened, warm, and bumpy to the touch. Either a sting or an infection can cause lymph nodes
("glands") that drain the region to become swollen and tender.
You can take over the counter antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin. It will help in relieving the itching.
If there is any pain involved, then pls take over the counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen(Advil).You can also
apply a mild hydrocortisone cream like dermacort on the site of the sting. Severe cases may need oral
steroids.Alsp check your tetanus booster dose.If it is more than 10 years since the last tetanus booster, then
pls get a tetanus toxoid shot.
In case the symptoms worsen then pls consult ER as steroids may be needed. Hope it helps. Take care and pls do
keep me posted if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.You can also find additional information from
the following site: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=62369