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Drew Moffatt
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Hi what can I do to ease the itching from many wasp stings? The burning has stopped but now my skin is crawling
 
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How many is many? Itching sounds like an allergic reaction to me and I'd be reaching for an antihistamine (I've a niece with these kinds of allergies). I don't know of any natural antihistamines, but hopefully someone else here does.
 
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I got stung over 36 hours ago so have had all the stuff they give you at ED and I'm taking extra antihistamines too. 60+ stings all head neck and shoulders and some very sore muscles where they got stuck right into them. I just hoped for something topical to stop the itching?
 
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Cold compresses/ice would be my next line of defense, then. Sorry I don't have better suggestions. I hardly react to stings at all.

I'm glad you've already seen a doctor with an attack like that.
 
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Try a topical antihistamine creme. Or make a paste of baking soda and water.
 
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