Wasp stings can cause different types of reactions:
> The normal reaction : due to the venom effect of the wasp sting, the reaction is painful. Edema and redness that may persist for 48 hours appear at the site of the bite.
> The important local reaction : edema goes beyond the bite. For example, if the person is pricked, it will lead to edema of the hand. This important reaction does not really have gravity, but it must still be monitored, especially if a subsequent bite occurs.
> The important locoregional reaction : if the person is pricked, the arm will inflate. If the person is stung to the toe, the leg will swell. These reactions are impressive. They can be allergic reactions but do not threaten life, they are moderate allergic reactions.
> The general allergic reaction : this can be a generalized urticaria reaction with distant edema. For example, if the person is stung, his face will also swell. This can lead to edema that affects the airways, which will cause respiratory discomfort that can lead to asphyxiation. There may also be digestive disorders, nausea, vomiting and a feeling of discomfort that can lead to true discomfort with loss of consciousness (anaphylactic shock).
These general allergic reactions to wasp sting are life-threatening.
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