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Sniper
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday I made a bone headed move. I know better but wasn't thinking. I needed the step ladder that has been leaning against my shop for a few months and didnt think to look before I moved it. Yep , a big red wasp nest was under the steps and I got popped . I have not been stung by wasp in years and I dont know if I'm getting old or some of the meds like remicade have something to do with it but I ran a low grade fever last night and all my joints hurt like H--- today. I put meat tenderizer on the stings as soon as it happened and that usually does the trick, but not this time. Guess I am lucky that out of the 20 or 30 wasp that came after me only a few found her mark. The next door neighbor did get a good laugh though as I was making my getaway I was yelling " S---, S--- , S---..And Stupid, Stupid , Stupid " shocked

dunny2
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   Posted 9/7/2010 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
You were lucky... BUT I hope the stings that you do have, stop hurting soon Take care my friend!
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Zanne
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
You were really lucky. Here in Boston, we have a lady who is all over the news because she was covered in hornets or wasps, they aren't sure. She had to be rushed to the hospital. She was unconscious and they had to use fire extinguishers to get the insects off her.

Then again, it might just be a really light news day! smilewinkgrin

Becky77
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad it was only a few stings...could have been way worse if all of them found you! I remember when I was little my dad was cutting the grass and got stung on his eyelid and it looked horrible! I felt so bad for him!
Becky

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kelli_C
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
My mom got stung by a wasp a few years ago (she was probably in her late 40's at the time and hadn't been stung since she was a kid) and she said that that sting was the most painful thing she's been through since childbirth! Apparently (and this is based on NO factual evidence on my part), stings get worse as you get older.

hope you're feeling better soon. Have you tried some bendryl, too? Maybe it would help a little...or at least knock you out! :)
UC dx in 1998 (age 18) - proctosigmoiditis - Allergic to Sulfa
1998-2009 Asacol 2/2X daily - very sketchy about taking it...pretty much drug-free for a long time.
Jan 2006 - Crohn's? UC?
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8/10 - Doc dx me with Crohn's!

Sniper
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep Kelli. I took bendryl and it has helped me feel better this evening. Just sore where the stings are. Joints feel a little better too. I think the stings do get harder to take as we age so this old geeeezer needs to be more careful and find the wasp , before they find me . Like I said, I wasn't thinking. These were what we call red wasp. They are big and have large nests. I am lucky I didn't get more stings. Zanne we have some hornets here but not many that make that big football shaped nest. We do have ground hornets. They are smaller but when they come after you they come by hundreds. A guy I worked with called me one day and asked me to meet him at a ladies house where he was working. He said to bring every can of wasp spray I could. When i got there he showed me a very large flower pot that the lady had thrown a door mat over. The ground hornets were going in and out of it. We emptied over a dozen cans of wasp spray into that pot before they stoped coming out and when they were all dead we pulled the mat off and found a nest that was as big as the pot. I hate to think what would have happened if that lady had pulled that mat off without seeing them. Monkiray the best thing I have found for a sting is meat tenderizer. The enzimes help neutralize the poison. Vicky, All the wasps that stung or tried to sting me are dead now,,,I'm still kicking...
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Grandpato2
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My ex-wife was bringing in a few pieces of clothing she needed to wear one day and quickly changed before we went out and put on a nice clean pair of panties and you can guess what happened, there was a wasp in them. She was biten 3 times on the most sensitive area, she was very sore for a few days. From that day on she never brought clothes in without giving them a good shake first.
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.

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mdf34
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   Posted 9/8/2010 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit......I saw bone headed move and sniper on the same line and the jokes were plentiful!!! hahahahah--teasing!
 
Plain old white toothpaste will also do the trick for pulling the poison out, seriously.
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I dont feel so bad about where i was stung now grandpato. I will shake my drawers out before putting them on for sure. Thats much worse than a bee in her bonnet. MDF , never tried toothpaste but I am sure it would leave the lumps minty fresh . The lumps are stating to itch now so they are healing and i should be as good as new, well, as good as before soon. This weekend , i will go on a search and destroy mission around the yard. I know the enemy is out there laying in wait for a chance to put it on me again.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

mdf34
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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Well at least it wasn't a bark scorpion......I got hit 6 times this past Jan by one scorpion.  In my living room, crawling on me......
Curious why you would call this a boneheaded move anyway.....did you know there was a nest there ahead of time........or you just have them so bad around there you "should have known better"?  I wouldn't have thought that around a ladder.

Sniper
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   Posted 9/8/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
We have plenty of them Mdf. I should have known and looked before I moved the ladder. But you can keep the scorpions. Friend of mine got popped by a scorpion in Arks. The doc asked him how bad it hurt and he said,," Lightning shot out of my a_ _ !!!. Guess that ment it hurt pretty much...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

mdf34
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   Posted 9/8/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, that would be a good way to describe it......and I got the lower doses, it got my wife a couple hours earlier, but it tagged her through calouses (sp) on the side of her foot.  I would rather have that than the intense pain I go through with this DD.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are feeling better Sniper, I got stung something like 17 times along my face, neck, and hands by some yellow jackets and that was quite enough.
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been stung a few times in my life but dont recall being sick with fever and joint pain. I kept honey bees for a long time and the only sting that even got my attention was one under my arm. I put my arm up and then pinned one under it when i put it down. Again, my fault . Yellow jackets are mean little you know whats too. We dont have as many of them as we do the big red wasps. I am hoping that this was an odd thing and the next time I will not be hurting as much, but I am told that we can become allergic to stings with age. Geeeeez , will that be my proof of age ? Yep lady , give me the senior discount, I'm too old to take a bee sting ....
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Becky77
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   Posted 9/9/2010 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Geeeeez , will that be my proof of age ? Yep lady , give me the senior discount, I'm too old to take a bee sting .... said...


Hahahaha! I'll have to ask my dad if he's too old to take a bee sting...he turns 59 this year and I'm already joking about his senior discounts.

I've also heard mustard is good for stings...but I wonder, how long would your skin stay yellow after having it on?

Sniper
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Yellow skin is no problem. Its black and blue now anyway.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Not only do you have to deal with the toxin, but also the infection from the bacteria on the stinger is what my doctor told me about the fever and joint pain. So it might not be that abnormal just the problem with being on immunosuppressants.
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats what I'm thinking MMMNAVY. I am left with deep ugly sores now and that never happened before.
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mdf34
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   Posted 9/10/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Does all that have anything to do with the type of wasp?
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont think so mdf. I have been stung by red wasps and yellow jackets before and never had a sore like this before. Bumble bees leave a pretty bad sore though but this was red wasps. I have been putting benedril spray on the sores and I put neosporin on at night. The holes are about the size of a pencil eraser now but dont seem to be infected. Just not normal .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been wondering I wonder if there is some sort of staff infection?

Or there is a blue flicker (?) wasp that does have a tendency to leave a divit where they sting you
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/13/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I did see blue flickers when I got stung,,actually I saw red because i was very P oed . Nope, this is a red wasp nest and most were home. Now they are dead wasps..The sores ahve formed a white spot in the center and are full of clear liquid like a blister. I have never seen anything like this before. My diabetes may have something to do with it because i dont heal like I use to but I still think its the meds . I'm watching for infection real close. Wouldn't that be a hoot, to survive war only to be killed by a bee.
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 9/14/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Leave it to you, Sniper. We have a problem w/ground bees and w/wasps every year hear. Hubby gets stung MULTIPLE times every year and has for years. HOWEVER, the last 2 years he has reacted badly and had to go into MedExpress. They warned him if it happens again he is going to have to start carrying an Epi-Pen w/him. Yeah, right. You'd have to know my husband!

You want to talk about a VENDETTA???!!! My husband has "it in" for those wasps and ground bees now!! Talk about "killer mode"!!! He DELIGHTS in pouring gas down the ground bee holes and igniting it. And how he loves stalking the wasp nests come dark w/cans and cans of spray. Or better yet, if he finds a couple of nests, he mixes up a batch of "killer" in our small spray tank and goes after them w/fiendish glee!
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

Sniper
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   Posted 9/14/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
C2, I have turned my attention toward finding the little SOB's ( sisterhoods of bees ) also. They are all girls you know .. I follow them around the yard until I see where they live and then I loose havoc with wasp spray, chemical warfare, fly swatters or whatever I need to do them in. I will fight them in the bar b q pit, in the boat , under the garden hose rack, I will fight them on the house eves and at the bird bath. Ohhhh, sorry , got a little carried away with my Churchill there... Tell your husband that the long lighters for the bar b q pit work well on a lone wasp. One quick pass and their wings go up in flames then you can stomp them.. So far I have killed about 10 nests but I know just one careless moment will find me back in harms way so I am watching for them now. Yesterday I found a nest in a flower bush and sense I cant kill my wifes flowers with spray I sat back about 12 yards away and shot each one dead with my air rifle ..Its WAR ...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
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