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    Sonny Thomas
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    Got stung by a wasp, not once, but twice while dumping a load of fill for behind the header wall of our tile.
    Dang thing seems to have come out of my ATV. Sprayed all underneath, but swearing I saw the wasp or another again after I parked my ATV. By the time I put away the ATV and tools my hand was on the swell. Soaked in ice water and then wife had my soak my hand in Epson salt water. Soaked it a bunch before I went to bed.

    Got up this morning and my hand swollen and warm to the touch. So more soaking and all that did was make it feel better. Wife gave me some pill for alergic reaction, but ain't nothing happening to make me feel good about missing another 3D.

    Started soaking my hand again (see pan in pic). My release hand is so swollen there ain't no way I can get off a accurate shot needed for the Galesburg 3D. And then there's no valley between the first, second and third knuckles. So fit to the jaw bone ain't happening either. Feels like I have a glove on about two sizes too small - that tight.

    See red lines. One sting left a small round bruise. That one is probably the one where the wasp started his attack run from about 10,000 feet up. Hit so hard I made a few....colorful metaphors.
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    Ouchie is an understatement.
    I am allergic(sp),I get stung and I have to give myself a shot and get to an ER ASAP.
    not fun.
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    Don, a first for me. I've been stung I don't know how many times and never had this, but never got stung twice in the same place and on the hand.
    Going on noon and still swelled, but feeling a little better. Seems like a fluid build up. I can put pressure on the swelling and it will go down and then comes back.

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    Wow, hope it gets better soon. You might be allergic and need an epi pen for next time. Better see tthrough doc.
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    That's got to hurt drink a few brews all good........................

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    I'd get out a couple or three stiff brews, kick back, and watch some archery vids.

    Get well soon!
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    Looks like you might be allergic. I got nailed a couple days ago between the knuckles on the right hand when I went to move my A frame target with my hanging Yellow jacket target bag. I saw the wasps come out of the holes at the top and let go and one of them nailed me when I tried to swat away. It swell up but not like your pic above. I did get nailed last fall 3-4 times in the fingers when I went to open the driver door on my expedition. I don't use it much.I didn't know there was a yellow jacket nest right under the handle. Darn fingers hurt like a sun of a gun...Swelled a little but kept throbbing on and off for a week. I wish you a speedy recovery. I have two pages of vegetation that I'm allergic too like most grasses, pines, etc. I carry an Epi pen around for safety. When I lived in Yuma, Arizona I ended up swelling up and choking. I made it to the hospital where they gave me a shot. They were burning the Lettuce field and the Chemicals and crap went air born.

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    One of the best home remedies for any kind of sting is Clorox. Take a credit card or something similar, lightly scrape across the sting to get the stinger out, then apply Clorox with a cotton ball. Takes the sting and itch right out, and heals fast.
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    That looks bad. Fortunately not fatal though. Only thing that gets to me is Yellow Jackets. Hate them suckers. Clorox does work as does ammonia to relieve the itch. Even works well on mosquito bites. By the way, what's an Epi pen?

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    Unlike bees, wasps can sting you all they want as their stinger doesn't pull out.

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