In highly sensitive or allergic persons, do not wait for symptoms to appear. Call 911 or your local emergency services immediately.
Signs of allergic reaction may include: nausea; severe swelling; breathing difficulties; bluish face, lips and fingernails; shock or unconsciousness.
- Wash with soap and cold water. Remove stinger or venom sac with tweezers or by gently scraping with fingernail. DO NOT use your mouth or teeth.
- For multiple stings, soak affected area in cool bath. Add one tablespoon of baking soda per quart of water.
- Apply hydrocortisone (1%) cream to the affected area as directed on the package.