So, in the beginning of May I was stung by a wasp for the first time in my life, on my thumb. It hurt like heck and it had some minor swelling the day of the sting. A few days later my thumb was so swollen I couldn't even bend it, and this lasted for another three or four days. Everything I read says that I had a local allergic reaction.
So, now it is over a month later. All swelling and redness is gone and there is just a little dot that shows where I was stung. All is good now, right?
This sucker still itches like crazy! It itches so badly I have to scratch it on furniture and other objects to make the itching weaken. I have been putting on Benadryl and other itching creams religiously, but it doesn't really help.
Okay, to the point of this thread:
Should this still be itching after more than a month???
My mother says it may be that a bit of stinger is still in my thumb, but I thought wasps didn't lose their stingers. Is this correct?
Has this happened to anyone else?
I don't want to go to the doctor for an itchy thumb, so any information would be great! Posted via Mobile Device