How Dangerous Is a Wasp Sting? 


An individual may encounter several pests in their home. However, not all pests may have a stinger containing poison. Wasps are one of those species having a stinger, and their sting can lead to allergic reactions. A sensitive person to the poison contained in the stinger may face severe forms of allergic reactions like anaphylactic shock. 

One must understand the adverse effects of a wasp sting and try to avoid them. If an individual sees a wasp in their house, they must immediately contact pest control Treasure Valley to help them get rid of wasps. 

Types of effect after a wasp sting.

Different people may show different reactions after a wasp sting. Some people may show a mild allergic reaction like swelling, itching, or redness. At the same time, some people may face severe allergic reactions. 

  • Small scale local reaction.

After encountering a wasp sting, there may be an appearance of a white color spot on the body in the affected area. After several hours the body may show reactions such as pain, swelling, or redness.

  • Large-scale local reaction.

Here a wide variety of signs and symptoms are seen. People who get wasp stings show adverse allergic reactions but do not suffer from severe conditions such as Anaphylaxis shock. People show symptoms such as redness, swelling, and pain that increase along with time. People also experience general symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. In this condition, people are recommended to consume antihistaminic drugs that help in preventing an allergic reaction.

  • Anaphylaxis.

Based on the severity of the allergic reaction due to the sting, the body undergoes Anaphylaxis. It shows symptoms such as swelling of the face, itching on the affected area, loss of consciousness, and more.

  • Neurological damage.

Due to multiple attacks of a wasp sting, a person experiences symptoms related to nerve damage that may lead to damage of the brain tissue, or presence of swelling in the brain that affects the nerves and disrupts the normal functioning of the body.

  • Breathlessness and irregular heartbeat.

Due to the effect of a wasp sting, a person may suffer from atrial fibrillation. In the case of atrial fibrillation, a person gets more prone to having a stroke that leads to the pooling of the blood in the heart that forms a clot in the body. The clot may travel to different parts of the body and cause edema. Some people also experience shortness of breath due to the swelling of the airways.