Types, Complications and an Overview of Wasp Sting Treatment

Wasp stings can befall anyone, especially during the warm weathers when most people prefer to stay outdoors. While they can be painful and uncomfortable, most people recover within no time and without complications. Wasps, hornets, and bees have the same defense mechanism where they sting when interrupted. This piece will look to inform you all there is to know about wasp stings.

Information. Wasps have a smooth stinger that contains venom. When a wasp stings a human being, the sac carrying venom contracts and releases the toxin into the sting site. Unlike the bee whose stinger can only be used once since it sticks to the victim’s skin tissue, the wasp can sting multiple times in a single attack. A wasp’s stinger remains attached to its body even after an attack. The venom released into the skin tissue can cause a lot of irritation and pain on the injured site. Most wasp stings are containable, but some severe stings may result in the victim succumbing to death or suffering from serious trauma.